LXer: Head to Head Desktop Comparison: Ubuntu 12.10 vs OS X Mountain Lion
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 24, 2013
Published at LXer:
Over the years, many people have speculated about when Ubuntu will be ready for the casual computer user. Some individuals have compared Linux distributions to other operating systems, such as OS X. In this article, I will be offering a unique comparison between Ubuntu 12.10 and OS X Mountain Lion. Since I have access to both operating systems in my home office, I was able to take the time to narrow down where each operating system excels and where improvement is still needed. I have also attempted to do so without bias or platform-specific hype.
OSX Mountain Lion
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 28, 2012
I have just upgraded one of my Apple machines to Mountain Lion, I feel like I purchased a lottery ticket and lost. I think if you have Snow Leopard on a machine the upgrade would be worth the $US19, if you have Lion already installed I do not think it is worth it and the upgrade has been over hyped.
Yet another disappointment with Apple in a year of disappointmts with Apple.
Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS + Netatalk 2.2.1 + Mountain Lion 10.8
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 29, 2012
I'm having trouble setting up TimeMachine backup on a MBP Retina running 10.8.2.
The server is running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS with Netatalk 2.2.1. I'm currently using Netatalk to share some files over AFP, and that works great, both from Mountain Lion and from Lion. However, when I try to setup TimeMachine on any of my machines (one running Lion, the other one Mountain Lion); neither setup works, but with mixed results.
On Lion, I am able to select the "TimeMachine" volume in system preferences, but when the initial backup is about to start it failed with an error telling be the remote volume doens't support some AFP-features (which usually would mean I need to use uams_dhx2 instead of uams_dhx, but I have already done this).
On Mountain Lion, I'm not even able to select the volume within system preferences. It doens't show up.
I have added the TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes in the com.apple.systempreferences.plist on both machines by executing
How to migrate from Apple Mail (Mountain Lion) to Thunderbird 17?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 27, 2013
I have been using Apple Mail for a while now, I have several accounts set up and also many folders.
I would like to migrate everything to Thunderbird.
So I thought I would do the following:
- Install Thunderbird on Mac- Migrate everything from Apple Mail to Thunderbird on Mac- Export everything from Thunderbird on Mac- Import to Thunderbird on Ubuntu
- Thunderbird Import feature tells me it could not find any folders to import from Apple Mail.
After some reading, it seems that Apple changed the way the .mbox folders work.
Anyone run into this too? Any easy solutions that won't take me a week to complete? (My archive dates back to 2002).
Ubuntu fails after updating mountain lion
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 30, 2013
i have a dual boot with mac and ubuntu.
after updating mac osx to mountain lion it says "no bootable device" when starting Ubuntu.
I have executed BootRepair via LiveDisk and this is the output: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5662623/
I really don't know what to do, now when starting ubuntu i get into GRUB but i have no clue what to do.
Thanks for help
Ubuntu ISO not mounted by OSX (Mountain Lion)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 12, 2012
I have downloaded ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt that on DVD with a Mac (Mountain Lion). I have used the disks successfully on other computers so I think both the download and burnings are healthy.
By chance (to check the contents of the DVD), I inserted in the Mac and it gave me "the disk you inserted was not readable in this computer". Well, of course I thought that the disk had gone bad; but then I tried the downloaded ISO and it said "couldn't be opened", reason "no mountable file systems".
I do not have another computer here right now, so I cannot check that DVD.
Is this the normal behaviour on Macs? It is only that I cannot even read the DVD label, Diskutil gives as name/label only disk1s1.
Might it be pssible that by sheer coincidence both the iso file and the DVD has gone bad, and thus I have to do a new burning?
If someone knows about this behaviour, I would appreciate your comments.
Thanks in advance
Difficulty Booting Windows 7 With Triple Boot (Mountain Lion/Windows 7/Ubuntu)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 2, 2013
I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux as a whole, so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, but I've been trying to fix this for a few hours now with little luck, so I thought I'd post and see if I'm missing something.
So I've been running Mountain Lion with a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition for quite a while now, and decided that I wanted to add Ubuntu to the mix. Following the guide here (http://lifehacker.com/5531037/how-to...-camp-required), I successfully installed reFIt and Ubuntu got both it and my Mac partition working fine. However, when I try to boot into Windows, it first brings up the grub bootloader, and then gives me the following error after I select Windows 7 from the list:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings and then click "next."
3. Click 'repair your computer'.
Update to Mountain Lion
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 26, 2012
Hi guys, what are you experience updating OSX to Mountain Lion for dual booted setups? I've got a dual booted iMac with 12.04 and osx 10.6. I went thru quite some pain to get it up running, and I wonder if ML is worth the hazzle.
Unable to boot into Ubuntu after Upgrate to OSX Mountain Lion
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 28, 2012
I have managed to install OSX Mountain Lion on my macMini Mid 2010. This was not easy see https://discussions.apple.com/messag...23456#19063113 for further infos.
I am not able to boot into ubuntu anymore.
When i press the ALT key on boot i only see 2 Volumes "macintosh HD" and "Recovery HD". The 3rd named "Windows" (with ubuntu grub2 boot) is not available anymore (before installing ML it was there).
This are the infos refit prints with partition inspector:
*** Report for internal hard disk ***
Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
2 409640 557594087 Mac OS X HFS+
3 557594088 558863623 Mac OS X Boot
4 558863624 558865577 GRUB2 BIOS Boot
5 558865578 608908546 Basic Data
6 608908547 625142398 Linux Swap
Current MBR partition table:
# A Start LBA End LBA Type
MacBook Air Mountain Lion Dual Boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 18, 2012
I have looked on forums, YouTube and the official tutorials (which aren't correct by the way). I have a 2012 MacBook air without anyway of using a disk (other than via my iMac, but I don't think that would work for this). I am running Mountain Lion 10.8.
Basically what I want is to be able to dual boot Ubutu and Moutain Lion like I do Mountain Lion and Windows 7 on my iMac.
By only option is USB, which I thought I managed to do. I got it so I could load it from the USB stick, but when I tried to install and pick a Partition it just didn't work. I kept getting this error:
"No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu."
If someone could help me with this I would be very grateful as I really want to be able to use Ubuntu on my MacBook Air, but I don't want to lose OSX!
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