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Is there a Mac OSX version of UbuntuOne planned for the near future?

Since there is no UbuntuOne client for Mac OSX to download, will there be one in the near future?
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Can I install safely Ubuntu on my Mac?

I have some questions related with Ubuntu. I have an iMac, with OS X Lion and Windows 7 installed. So, can I install Ubuntu alongside Mac and Windows without any problems? Can I resize my Mac's ...
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Install Ubuntu on Intel Mac

I've recently taken up a position in an all Mac workshop - We have Intel based Apple machines. Can I dual boot Ubuntu on my machine, if so how?
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Mac like MultiTouch support

I love the Multi Touch feature Mac provides. I dont remember how but in 11.10 i had managed to find a few multitouch actions to be supporetd by some software. Now I am using 12.04, Is there any ...
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How well is the HFS+ filesystem supported?

How well does Ubuntu support HFS+ (i.e. Mac formatted) filesystems? Can it read and write to them, and are there any potential problems to watch out for?
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Which iso image do I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro so that it boots using (U)EFI?

Unlike with earlier releases, the website is unclear on giving a straight recommendation for installing ubuntu on a mac: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ I've read several times, ...
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Why can't I mount the Ubuntu 12.04 installer ISOs in Mac OS X?

Over the past few days, I have downloaded both the 32 and 64 bit version of server and desktop to install on an Intel based PC. It is normal from within OS X to double click on an ISO and it will ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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Wubi Install for Mac OS X

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 box using Wubi and I'm loving it so far. One feature that I love is the fact that because I used Wubi it doesn't seem to create a separate partition. ...
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Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used?

I was given a Mac G4 without the operating system. It had Mac OS 10.4. Is there an Ubuntu version I can use for the Mac like there is for my PC? If so, what version? And are there any special tricks ...
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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac and keep OSX?

Could anyone provide a concise step by step instruction on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac OS X Lion? I have read that Ubuntu corrupts the EFI file so I would like to hear from those who have ...
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Is the current version of Ubuntu usable on a PPC mac?

Is the current version of Ubuntu usable on a PPC mac? I've got a "lamp shade" mac from 2003 that I'd like to recycle into my first Linux computer. I'm not a programmer. So it appeals to me that ...
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Boot from USB on a Macbook

How do I boot from USB on a Mac? Mac OS X crashed on that PC and I want to make the owner switch to Ubuntu.
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Personal file sharing error, can't find webdav package

I want to share files from my ubuntu laptop to my mac pro (mac os x), my question is, what do I have to install to be able to use this program? I tried to install "WebDAV" but I couldn't find it. ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Mac using Bootcamp?

I want a native Ubuntu installation, not an VM. Do I have options on my Mac (that don't involve destroying the 'Mac' portion of it) or should I just switch to a standard PC? If I do have options, it ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac?

I have dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac using disk utility and the rEFIt tool.The battery life is very bad and therefore I want to switch back to Ubuntu 10.04 . How can I completely remove the 12.04 ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on Windows, from a Mac?

Not sure if the title is specific enough, so here we go: I crashed my Windows pc, and now I want to install Ubuntu on that computer. I'm currently using my Mac, as it is the only operable computer I ...
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How to completely uninstall U1 client from OS X

I recently installed the U1 client for Mac (OS X 10.8.2). It's definitely got some rough edges, like occasionally taking forever to sync and the menubar helper doesn't quit when I select Quit. So I ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot) on Mac

I'm actually running ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook by DVD. But when I try to install only 2 settings appear: Replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu Something else while I was expecting for Install Ubuntu ...
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How to reinstall or recover GRUB/MBR on an Intel Mac?

I'm on a triple boot MacBook (OSX, Ubuntu, Windows). Windows started misbehaving and needed to be re-installed (as it often does). After reinstalling windows, the MBR now points to Windows directly ...
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installing ubuntu 12.04 on mac w/ unbootable mac os x

I read that installing ubuntu on macs does something bad with some efi (?) Thing so it get unusable but my mac cant boot of mac os x so i cant fix it and install ubuntu, what do i do?
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Is there a supported Mac Theme available? [duplicate]

The default themes in ubuntu like ambiance, radiance are good but old. So I want a mac theme for my ubuntu 12.10. I tried some mac themes but they were either not full supported or not good. ...
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Migrating from Mac to Ubuntu, What will I miss? [closed]

this is my first question (in askubuntu). I'm about to try Ubuntu for the first time (First time to take it seriously actually). I love my Mac but don't want to be closed minded, nor closed source ...
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can't make bootable usb on mac

I've been trying to do this since yesterday, following the instructions given on ubuntu.com's official page here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I can complete ...
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How do I remap command key to be the control key on a Macbook 4,1?

How I can switch the left command key on the keyboard of my macbook, with the left ctrl key? and if it is possible that the command right, continue acting like the super key / windows
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How do I get my right- and middle-click back?

I just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04.1 on my Macbook 7,1 and the first thing I noticed was that I couldn't right-click by clicking on the clickpad with two fingers, or middle-click by clicking with ...
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Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]

I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in ...
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Is there a FileVault alternative for Ubuntu

Is there a FileVault alternative for Ubuntu that I can download from the software centre?
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Dynamic resizing of screen doesn't work in Parallels

I was already running the latest Parallels 7 build when I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. Dynamic resizing of the screen was working in prior versions of Ubuntu. In the process of trying to fix this I ...
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My Mac Mini (late 2012) will not show any wireless networks. Ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new to ubuntu so a step by step answer would be appreciated. My wireless card is Broadcom BCM4331. Thank You. I also have no way to connect to the Internet on it except my original osx ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my iBook G3?

How can I download Ubuntu on my PC, burn it to a disk, and install it on my iBook G3?
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How to boot ubuntu on mac

I tried many ways to boot Ubuntu on my mac os. I do not have an internal cd drive but wen I tried to install it using the external cd drive(from apple), the drive does not work (Apple made it clear ...
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How to get Ubuntu download for a Mac?

I am trying to download Ubuntu to put it on my daughter's MacBook (just installed new HDD, so no operating system on it) But from my Windows PC all I can see is the Windows Ubuntu. Can I use that, or ...
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Remote desktop from Mac to Ubuntu without logging in first?

this has been asked before but I dont see a response just yet. I was wondering if there is a way to remote desktop from my mac to Ubuntu 11.04 without logging in first? My ubuntu is set up as my media ...
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Accessing Mac filesystem from xUbuntu

I have a macbook pro with 2 OS's... Mac OSx and Xubuntu (newest release.) I have followed a lifehacker guide on allowing access of my OSx partition when booted into my linux OS which included ...
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Make a Linux install CD on a Mac but Use it to Install Linux on a Windows Machine

I've tried a couple of times to install Linux on my Windows machine using a CD created with Mac OS X... Have not been sucessful. Any idea why? Perhaps I'm downloading the wrong version of Linux?s
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How can I try Ubuntu without changing anything on my computer?

I've never used Linux before and I'm a little unsure.
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO on Mac OS X Lion?

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop iso and I'm trying to burn it to a disc to install onto a Windows Vista Laptop but it keeps giving me an error saying that It couldn't be burned properly because ...
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Is it possible to write programs for other OSs in Ubuntu?

Is there an Integrated Developemnt Environment (IDE) that enables us to write programs for Windows and Mac in Ubuntu?
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Mount hfs+ partion

I want to mount a hfs+ partion on an external drive. I have installed hfsprogs and created a folder to mount at /media/hfs. Nevertheless this # sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb2 /media/hfs mount: ...
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Macbook Pro 8,1 - wireless interface not showing up

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro 8,1. Everything went fine and everything installs fine except for the wireless interface. I've installed the b43 module according to these instructions: ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro 4,1

I've been reading lots of posts about how to create a bootable usb and how to install but I haven't been successful. I've created the "bootable" usb following this guide from Ubuntu site. When I ...
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VNC Mac to Ubuntu on Trusted Network

I am only interested in getting into my system on my LAN. I've got my firewall set up so that it blocks incoming packets that are not from the LAN. I can SSH into my Ubuntu machine but I can't VNC ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on Mac download

I've been trying to replace my MacOS in my iMac with Ubuntu 14.04. Initially, I downloaded the standard 64-bit and installed using a USB drive. Although the install says it's successful, I can't ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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How can I make CAPS LOCK act like the caps lock key on a mac?

For those of you who don't know, the ways the CAPS key on mac works as follows: when you activate the CAPS key, it sends a continuous pulse. On linux (and windows), it only sends one pulse to turn it ...