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    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm thinking of buying a 15 inch maxed out MBP (from an old lenovo laptop which i adore) only because it seems to embody the design and reliability of my lenovo without some of the major problems I've been having (fan/battery life). Since I'm pretty set on getting a MBP, I have two questions for the forum.

    1. Since it's going to be the new year soon, will apple come out with an upgraded version of the MBP? Is it a trend for them to?

    2. I normally use a combination of windows 7, arch, and ubuntu for work/recreation purposes. How well does bootcamp work?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    The iMac got an update and I believe so did the Mac Pro in late 2009, the Mini was updated in the earlier this might be possible that the MBP might get an update, but what that exactly would look like is anyone's guess..

    Bootcamp works well to support the OS' you wish to run.


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    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2009
    Sheffield, England
    Model Identifier: iMac9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Take a look at Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone - it seems to offer pretty good guidance.

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    Member Since
    Dec 29, 2009
    MacBook Pro 13.3" (2009), 2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo, 8GB 1066Mhz DDR3 RAM, 500GB Momentus XT Hybrid
    You can install Windows on a Mac without any problem by using Boot Camp.

    If you want to install Arch Linux, Ubuntu or any other Linux OS it's going to be a bit harder.

    You'll want to check out these websites: Apple Users - Ubuntu Forums


    Mactel Support community created - Ubuntu Forums (this one is specific to installing ubuntu on Macs) I followed MacTel instructions to install Ubuntu 8.04 on my MacBook Pro (I installed 8.04 and then manually updated to 9.10, since newer versions were giving me problems like - no graphics acceleration).

    Good luck.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    While not directly related to running Linux, this guide may be of help as it gets into the specifics of a number of different options for running various operating systems.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    stickerdontwork's Avatar
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    Nov 11, 2009
    alot of people on youtube such as jon4lakers and lack78 are saying there will most likely be an update late january. theres supposed to be the new i7 and i9 processors. if the small speed difference is important to you, i suggest waiting.
    Mac specs: late 2009 MBP 15 inch 2.53ghz 4gb Ram 320 gb HDD, 32 gb iphone 3gs white, 16 gb iphone 2g

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