IT boy never dies
By octav on Nov 30, 2006
The experiment with a multi boot of Solaris 10, OSX and Windows on the loaner MacBook did not go so well after all. The only way I was successful in installing Solaris was by blowing away the OSX install. The workarounds suggested by a couple of blogs did not fully work for me and I can allocate only very little time to the system administration hobby ;-)
I've been experimenting with a Parallels to see if I can install, Solaris 10, Ubuntu 6.10 and Vista on my new 17" MacBook Pro (2.33 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB 7200 rpm hard drive). I'll allocate 15 GB for each the hosted OSs and keep the rest for OSX. On the new notebook, I also switched to Apple Mail after a few years on Thunderbird. Among the software that I rapidly installed: NeoOffice (with Aqua support - a beauty), Stuffit, Cisco VPN client, Firefox (2), Window Media Player (9), NetBeans and the supporting cast.