[CentOS] centos 7 on older macbook pro

Mon Sep 14 15:18:56 UTC 2015
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 09/13/2015 09:25 PM, Keith Keller wrote:
> On 2015-09-14, Hal Wigoda wrote:
>> Use Oracles VM VirtualBox.
> Well, I explicitly don't want to do that, since it uses even more
> resources than OS X by itself.  Having linux run on the bare metal
> without OS X should be much more efficient.
>> On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 9:33 PM, Keith Keller wrote:
>>> Then I got to the point of configuring wifi, and of course being a MBP,
>>> it has a proprietary Broadcom interface.  I followed the instructions on
>>> the wiki (https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless/Broadcom), but
>>> had some trouble with it coming back up after a sleep.  That plus some
>>> other issues (it ran hot just running a browser, for example) are making
>>> me question whether this is a good idea.
> As sometimes happens, I wrote too soon.  I think the wifi issue may have
> been a misconfiguration on my part, and so far Firefox has been fine.
> It could have been a transient issue that I unintentionally resolved.
> I was really surprised to see that streaming video and audio worked
> without having to do anything.  And even KDE has not been too much of a
> dog so far, though I'm still thinking to install something like fluxbox
> or blackbox.  I actually haven't had a linux desktop in a long time so
> I'm very much out of practice.
> So far, after the first hiccups, CentOS 7 has been much faster on the
> old MBP than OS X is.  I'm optimistic that I can find a use for it, even
> if it's just having a laptop I can use if my family wants the new MBP.
> --keith

I think xfce is part of EPEL .. I use MATE from EPEL and there is also
Cinnamon there.

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