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Support for Original Mac Pro 2006

I have a working (yes!) Mac Pro 2006, original release. Apple stopped offering updates for it ages ago (I got stuck using OSX 10.7.2) and I purchased the latest copy of elementary OS: Burned the ...
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Wifi Drivers on older Mac

I installed elementary OS 5.1 on a 2011 Mac Mini. During the installation process, the installer recognized the wifi card and downloaded updates during the install. After a re-boot, the wifi was no ...
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Can Elementary OS be made more like Mac?

I have just installed Elementary OS (5.0) in a laptop which is otherwise booting to W10 and Linux Mint. I've never been a Mac user but I was intrigued when people said EO was "very like Mac". And ...
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How to get a macos theme for the login?

I have been trying to make my computer look like MacOS Mojave and this is what I have so far: I have everything as I want it except I wanted to know if there was a more Mac-esque wingpanel theme and ...
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Mac-layout Keyboard FN Key behavior

I'm trying to modify FN Key behavior for my Mac-layout keyboard. After some search and most of them pointing to the ubuntu Community Help wiki. I'd created a empty file /etc/modprobe.d/hid_apple.conf ...
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elementary OS Juno starts with a black screen in virtualbox

I've installed elementary OS 5 on Parallels Virtual Machine on a Mac and it starts up but has a black screen with the shutdown and network button wording displayed at top right. I've reset and ...
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Can I put Elementary OS Juno on my macbook 4.1?

I'm totally new in Linux and decided to switch to Elementary OS with my old macbook 4.1 (core2duo 2.4ghz) which is on OSX Lion. I "upgraded" it with a 500Go SSD and 4GB of ram lately but with the ...
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Fullscreen window behavior and workspaces

I've just installed Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki and while I love the GUI there are a few things I need some help with, all related to the workspace / fullscreen application behavior (coming from MacOS): ...
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Any ideas as to why my Desktop and Multitasking backgrounds are rendering funny? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is more appropriate for the subreddit, but my question felt supportish. Anyway, I just stumbled across elementary (mac user since I was like 7) and decided to give it a shot last ...
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Swapped keys with French macintosh keyboard in ElementaryOs

I'm using a French Macintosh keyboard with Loki and for some reasons the keys highlighted in the picture are swapped. How do I swap them back? Is it possible to manually change the keyboard layout? &...
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After installing Linux in late 2011 macbook pro osx lion doesn't start

My hardrive was damaged so I had to change it, after so I was given mac osx mavericks I think, I decided to install linux with packaging version of ubuntu 16.0 LTS in ElementaryOS,I made a partition ...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

gggrr please help!! OK my situation: I'm struggling with my 32bit MacBook with a defect dvd drive. Managed to make an bootable USB stick, but the macbook won't recognize this stick, when booting up ...
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No video on Mac Mini over HDMI

I would like to install Elementary (Loki) on to my Mac Mini (7,1). I can boot from the USB installer however after the bootloader I get no video. I doesn't matter if I select to try without ...
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How do I make all window corners to be rounded?

In the macOS the all the four window corners are rounded, like the image below: But in eOS, the windows corners are usually like this: Here only two of the four corners of the window are rounded. I ...
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boot disk will not load on my Core 2 Duo osx 10.6.8

When I restart holding the option key I do get the Windows DVD (Elementary) boot option, all is normal. When I select it the process starts loading from DVD and hangs with a message (1. ...
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Window title bar buttons style [duplicate]

I've read a lot about Elementary OS. It seems like a potential alternative to Ubuntu and many other Linux desktop distros. It looks beautiful and works smoothly, many say so. After having checked a ...
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dual boot loki + osx on mac mini

Trying to install Loki (aka elementary 0.4) on a mac mini. The experience is proving rather less straightforward than the installation instructions. The machine is a mac mini (Macmini4,1 - mid 2010) ...
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Macbook Air webcam not working

I've installed eOS loki on a USB via unetbootin. Loki is just awesome BTW (aside from some bugs)! When I run it on my Toshiba Portege the webcam works fine, but when I run it on my Macbook Air, ...
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How can I install Elementary OS Freya 3.2 64bit on mac mini 1.1 flashed to 2.1?

How can I install Elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 64Bit on mac mini 1.1 flashed to 2.1? I have flashed mac mini 1.1 (to 2.1 EFI) with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, DVD-RW, upgraded CPU to 64bit (intel C2D t7200). ...
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Can't install from USB on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

I have tried to install Elementary OS Freya using a USB drive on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) but the laptop doesn't recognize the bootable USB. Many times I thought it could the the ...
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Sleep issues on Early 2008 Macbook Pro

I'm a first time elementary OS user and have had few issues with it and it is by far my favorite Linux. However, I cannot put my machine to sleep by closing the lid, or rather, I cannot wake it up as ...
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MacbookPro5,3 (mid-2009) won't boot elementary OS

I have a MacbookPro5,3 (C2D 2.66, 64 bits EFI, 8GB RAM, nVidia 9400m & 9600m GT) and I am unable to boot into elementary OS. I have tried both with Apple's boot manager and rEFInd to no avail. I ...
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How to type “@” on a Macbook 2.1

I have set the keyboard layout to "Macintosh". On a Macbook Pro I can use Right Alt + L to get a @ but the Macbook 2.1 doesn't have a right Alt key.
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Prevent suspend no matter what?

I'm running Freya on a MacBook Pro 2013 edition. Suspend doesn't ever work as planned. It takes quite a while to actually get to sleep and it'll often wake itself back up again, and when it does, it ...