I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and Homebrew. I also would like to make the transition to a tiling window manager such as Awesome, RatPoison, or Xmonad. In the past I have had problems getting the Mac's wireless card working as well as setting up the EFI installer to boot to GRUB or LILO. So, I am curious if anyone here has had any experiences with running a Linux Distro like Slackware, Archlinux, Debian or a Unix OS such as FreeBSD on their MacBook Pro.

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    In order to avoid answers of the form "Yes, I have run Linux on my MacBook!", would you provide a little more detail about what specific aspects you're interested in? – Dan J Jul 27 '12 at 16:44
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    You'll probably get a better response over at the Unix & Linux Stack Exchange site. – CajunLuke Jul 27 '12 at 16:45
  • @AndrewYoung I've successfuly installed Ubuntu on Macbook don't remember the kind back in 2010, just for testing and trying. As I recall everything worked outofthebox. – somethingSomething Mar 20 '15 at 21:12

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