[Solved] Best Linux Distro For Old MacBook

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  1. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    #1 Hadron-Curious, Aug 3, 2018
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    I have this old MacBook [Model: MacBook 7, 1 ; Memory: 2GB RAM(it would be upgraded to 4GB); Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (P8600)] and it's no longer supported by Apple. For sometime I've been trying to update and upgrade it without success. Due to that I have come to a point where I'd like to install different operating system. Linux distros seem to be the better choice for me - as Windows 10 would likely requires Bootcamp and high hardware specifications.

    To cut things short. What is the best Linux distro for old MacBook?

    NB: I intend giving out the system to a secondary school student who has no laptop.
     
  2. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Done. I installed Elementary OS and its pretty good UI is not so much different from Mac OS X.
     
  3. Tito

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    @Hadron-Curious

    On the other hand, you can put an SSD and install El Capitan which should run great on these models.
     
  4. Hadron-Curious

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    Really? I have tried to install El Capitan previously without success. It always popup a message that it cannot be installed on this model.