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updated 01:18 pm EDT, Tue March 26, 2013

Linux on a Mac could be hazardous

Yesterday in the MacNN forums, Grizzled Veteran "abbaZaba" questioned the veracity of a technician's report that Linux on Apple hardware could permanently damage the CPU. "Do I need Adobe Flash Player?" asks one Forum Regular who is trying to avoid a plague of pesky popups and other such annoyances.

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  1. besson3c

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 03-03-01

    I think NewsPoster needs to work on more accurate article summaries. abbaZabba's thread was not some sort of thesis on running Linux on Apple hardware.

  1. abbaZaba

    Mac Elite

    Joined: 06-14-06

    Yeah, I am going to have to express some concern about touting my thread as truth. I was not trying to prove anything; I was actually expecting the more experienced people here to debunk it. This is just sensationalist.

  1. besson3c

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 03-03-01

    Originally Posted by abbaZabaView Post

    Yeah, I am going to have to express some concern about touting my thread as truth. I was not trying to prove anything; I was actually expecting the more experienced people here to debunk it. This is just sensationalist.



    You made that crystal clear in your thread, this is 100% on MacNN. NewsPoster needs some oil.

  1. cgc

    Professional Poster

    Joined: 03-25-03

    NewsPoster has gone loco. Citing a posting on MacNN on MacNN is stupid...plus irresponsible since that post is bull crap.

  1. besson3c

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 03-03-01

    Where is Turtle when he is most needed? This is a good thread for him to blow off some steam!

  1. Mike Wuerthele

    Managing Editor

    Joined: 07-19-12

    Yeah, I didn't like that summary either. A fix is pending. Should be better shortly!

  1. abbaZaba

    Mac Elite

    Joined: 06-14-06

    also, NewsPoster calls me "abbaZabba". ever since I began using this handle over 13 years ago, that misspelling as always irked me.

    edit: AND this was my 1,000th post. No longer Grizzled Veteran

  1. Mike Wuerthele

    Managing Editor

    Joined: 07-19-12

    Originally Posted by abbaZabaView Post

    also, NewsPoster calls me "abbaZabba". ever since I began using this handle over 13 years ago, that misspelling as always irked me.




    Good to know. That's fixed too.

  1. mattyb

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    Joined: 02-22-08

    Originally Posted by EstaNightshiftView Post

    Yeah, I didn't like that summary either. A fix is pending. Should be better shortly!



    There was a suggestion of flogging in a previous Mac News thread. I hope that its been carried out.

  1. Mike Wuerthele

    Managing Editor

    Joined: 07-19-12

    Originally Posted by mattybView Post

    There was a suggestion of flogging in a previous Mac News thread. I hope that its been carried out.



    We're a bit dispersed across the globe so regretfully, not possible.

    I do understand that management is working on electrocute-over-IP tech for discipline, though.

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