Apple MacBook Air

Introduction

This is a template for a future guide to running Linux with the Apple MacBook Air laptop. If you have the Apple MacBook Air and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameApple MacBook Air
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen13.3” WXGA Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD80GB or 64GB SSD
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkAirPort Extreme 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
GraphicsNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Apple MacBook Air here.

Summary

Generally MacBook Air works pretty well with the Ubuntu installed. However there are several troubles with it:
- Since the Air has no capability to load system from Loading CD it has to be done using Wireless applications
- Multi-touch pad doesn't work properly with the Ubuntu, thus requiring to apply alteration top code of drivers.
- Certain results of interaction between Ubuntu and Mac have to be addresed by installing special


Discussion

Vikrant chauhan, 2012/05/01 16:06

Hi,
Plz let me know the released date or the launch date of all the models of desktops and laptops.

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