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Mac for Linux Geeks by Tony Steidler-Dennison

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Chapter 3. Dual-Booting and Virtualization

Sometimes it's easiest to make the transition from Linux to the Mac in a dual-boot configuration. Or maybe you would prefer to start with a virtual machine, running Linux within Mac OS X. Either is possible and reasonably easy to configure on the Mac.

Creating a dual-boot configuration is the job of Boot Camp (although it's intended for dual-booting with Windows), a built-in component of Mac OS X. For virtual Linux installations, VMware or its free counterpart VirtualBox make short work of creating a virtual machine and installing Linux within it. Your preferences will certainly be personal and based on your own use of the machine. This chapter details the process for each of these options, leaving the ...

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