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Default Bailing on ubuntu - advice about windows or OSX? - 12-01-2009, 02:22 AM

I bought a Dell mini 9 last summer w/Ubuntu on it, and I am giving up on linux/Ubuntu/GNU operating system.

I am looking for advice on switching to Windows or Mac OSx (via the methods posted here and elsewhere). My desktop is an Apple, so I was leaning toward Windows to have one platform of each.

I would greatly appreciate any advice about switching to either platform.
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Default 12-01-2009, 03:37 AM

I sold my mac desktop a while ago so when I got the mini I put os x on it so I can use it again. I think it depends on what you are looking to do with your mini on which os to go with.


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Default 12-01-2009, 03:56 AM

I'm loving my 10v with OSX. I used Windows 7 for a day and found it better than Vista, so I might say whatever you are most comfortable with. Perhaps a dual boot machine if you can't decide?!!! Enjoy...


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Default 12-02-2009, 12:30 PM

Why not use both? I dual boot with OS X and Win 7. To be honest, I rarely if ever use Windows, but Windows 7 boots quickly and seems to work ok. I have a Macbook, so I'm comfortable using Mac. Anyway, there are dual boot guides here. I installed OS X, used Disk Utility to make a new partition, then installed Windows 7 on that. Chameleon (incl. with the Mac OS X install utilities here) will give you an automatic choice when you boot up. Check it out. Good luck!
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Default 12-03-2009, 04:38 PM

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Why not use both? I dual boot with OS X and Win 7. To be honest, I rarely if ever use Windows, but Windows 7 boots quickly and seems to work ok. I have a Macbook, so I'm comfortable using Mac. Anyway, there are dual boot guides here. I installed OS X, used Disk Utility to make a new partition, then installed Windows 7 on that. Chameleon (incl. with the Mac OS X install utilities here) will give you an automatic choice when you boot up. Check it out. Good luck!
Are you using Snow Leopard? I have tried multiple methods with Windows 7 and OSX SL, but Windows always ends up pitching a fit about the boot sector.
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Default 12-03-2009, 05:21 PM

OSX isn't officially licensed, supported or recommended since you now must hack it even more since they removed Atom support.

(Of course I hear it does run snazzy! :-))

Try both out.


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Default 12-03-2009, 07:11 PM

Bar far the quickest, easiest, and simplest install will be the OS that supports it best, Windows.


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Default 12-06-2009, 07:55 PM

Thanks to everyone who responded. Your input is helpful.

One more question. There are a several guides to put OSX on a mini, and I'm not sure which to use. I have access to the Mini 9 (of course) a PowerPC based eMac, a retail snow leopard DVD, and a PC with Vista installed. With that hardware, which method of installing OSX is the easiest?
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