[Chugalug] New Job... Back in Linux

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 04:10:02 UTC 2012

I never had a problem dual or even triple booting any of my Macs... that's
why I first switched to Macs in the first place is because they are the
only computers that can (legally?) run Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux....

*- Chad W. Smith*

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Honestly, I've tried it before and in the end, decided it wasn't worth it.
> You have all of the *nix tools with OS X anyway, and the ones not already
> there you can get with the homebrew package manager.
>  On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  I started a new job this week. It marks a significant shift away from
>> academic research, web mapping and geo work back to my roots (sort of). I
>> now spend my days writing Python to automate testing of software in
>> SSD-based SANs. In particular, the devices provide guaranteed IO QOS for
>> virtual environments. The company is is a start up called SolidFire and
>> they just hit their first general availability release.
>> One positive is that they are a Linux shop. Most of the older geeks are
>> ex-Sun storage people so they've always done Unix in one flavor or another.
>> The SAN boxen are OEMed Dells running Ubuntu. As a contractor, I'm allowed
>> to run whatever I want as long as I get the work done they need. The
>> consulting firm that placed me did give me a 17" MacBook Pro that now
>> dual-boots OS-X and Ubuntu (off my spare SSD drive). The automation team
>> pretty much all runs Ubuntu 12.04 so I thought I'd play along.
>> Thanks to Wil for getting me started on rEFIt. Getting the Mac to boot
>> Ubuntu was surprisingly painful but I immediately earned geek cred because
>> no one else managed/bothered to natively boot Ubuntu on an MBPro. Several
>> of the old Sun geeks made comments about the Mac hot keys screwing
>> something up, assuming I'm running Ubuntu in a VM. One was actually shocked
>> that I wasn't just running OS X.
>> -Eric
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