Canonical Drops Ubuntu 14.10 Dedicated Images for Apple Hardware

Canonical Drops Ubuntu 14.10 Dedicated Images for Apple Hardware

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) has been available for a couple of weeks and the reception has been positive for the most part, but there is one small piece of interesting information that didn’t get revealed. It looks like the Ubuntu devs don’t need to build specific images for Apple hardware.

Many Ubuntu users will remember that, until the launch of Ubuntu 14.10, there was an image of the OS available labeled amd64+mac, which was technically aimed at Apple hardware.

The Ubuntu devs marked this interesting evolution in the official announcement for Ubuntu 14.10, but it went largely unnoticed.

Source:

http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/Canonical-Drops-Ubuntu-14-10-Dedicated-Images-for-Apple-Hardware-464174.shtml

Submitted by: Silviu Stahie

2 COMMENTS

  1. It was only ever needed for a very small subset of Mac hardware. Virtually all x86 based Macs can install with the regular images.

  2. No some Apple computers need always dedicated images : those with a 64 bits processor and a 32 bits EFI/firmware to be able to install in 64 bits (b.e. imac 6.1)

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