[kwlug-disc] Mac OS and Linux
chris at chrisirwin.ca
Fri Jul 3 07:03:07 EDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 11:28 -0400, Oksana Goertzen wrote:
> Yeah, the one I'm looking at has a Nvidia 9400M. I don't see much
> info on the technology behind the mouse.
The new trackpads are also made by broadcom.
> Are you using antivirus with the Mac OS? I did find this software to
> ClamAV under Mac OS. http://www.clamxav.com/index.php
Nothing at the moment. We have used Norton before, but it seemed to crap
out with OS updates, so I haven't bothered. Right now I'm using nothing.
> No bios? How does that work? Thanks - I will keep around the Mac OS.
> I do want to try it out - I haven't used it since my early days at
The computer uses EFI. EFI has a "legacy" bios module for bootstrapping
Windows and Linux, etc. Linux could use EFI directly (though not by
default with any distros I can think of) but most graphics drivers won't
work properly since they use BIOS calls to help set up the screen.
Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca>
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