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How to put a Linux ISO onto a USB stick and make it bootable on a Mac

So, you’ve got a mac computer and you want to put the ISO you just downloaded onto it. If you’ve used tools like UNetBootin before, then you’ll have found it a nice easy graphical way on a PC. Unfortunately, Mac users have to go through a few more hurdles to get an ISO image onto a USB stick in order to make it boot properly. What are we trying to do here? So, just to…


Every messenger app in one app – Is Rambox the answer?

Thanks in part to the proliferation of easy to use, cross platform scripting, or compiler-less languages, we are in a wonderful world where the exact same applications truly can be available on Linux, Windows and Mac. This is making it even easier for people like you to switch to Linux and experience all the great things that have been holding people back. In the many years that the operating system ‘wars’ have been going on,…


How to install Linux on a Macintosh computer

So, you’ve got one of those shiny Macbook Pro retinas? ..But you are a Linux fiend, and now you want to rid yourself of the poor mans’ Unix that Apple call Mac OS X? This tutorial is for you! This is an advanced tutorial which works at the command line and can cause irreparable damage to your data. If you are a novice, it is not recommended that you undertake this tutorial. If you do…


How to use a Mac to create a Linux Live USB Stick and Boot it

Ok, let’s say you are just about to take the plunge and install Linux on your nice shiny Mac but before then you want to test drive how it really works, using a Live distro. There’s a few ways to boot a mac up, firstly there’s the good old CD ROM drive (SuperDrive as you mac fans know it), but guess what? Most of the new MacBook Pro’s etc don’t even have a DVD/CD ROM…