Installing Linux Mint 17.1 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on MacbookPro
I am about to entirely replace OS X with Linux. I am pretty clued up as an experienced Linux user but far from being a true geek.
Mac: I like the hardware but not the OS. So I am not really interested in dual-booting at all.
Current MacbookPro (Mavericks) is a 2012 i5 2.5GHz with 4GB DDR and an aftermarket WD 1TB HDD and Mint 17.1 LiveSession runs rather well.
Also considering a new MacbookPro 15" 2.2Ghz i7 Quad with 16GB DDR, IrisPro and a 256GB SSD.
- Is there any reason NOT to replace the entire OS X?
- Will the Macbook allow replacing OS X?
- How well does Linux (Mint) handle the Retina display? Will it at least do 1920x1080 resolution, or can Linux go higher?