Steps for Installing Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail in Dualboot Configuration on MacBook Pro Retina 10,1

There are a number of useful guides to installing Mac OS X and Ubuntu in a dual boot configuration on Macintosh hardware such as James Jesudason’s guide here or Alex Victor Chan’s guide here. However, I ran into a problem with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion not waking from sleep due to using theContinue reading “Steps for Installing Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail in Dualboot Configuration on MacBook Pro Retina 10,1”

Apple’s Latest MacBook Pro Lineup

Apple delivered a new lineup of MacBook Pro laptop computers today. I am most interested in the 15″ models that come with an Intel i7 quad core processor and two so-dimm slots that support up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. They also support automatic switching between integrated Intel graphics and a discrete ATI RadeonContinue reading “Apple’s Latest MacBook Pro Lineup”

Increasing Your Battery Life on a MacBook

Laptop batteries are a fascinating work of engineering. They live, they die, and then they are resurrected. I have always struggled with prolonging each brief recharged life in my laptop batteries ever since my first Powerbook 145B back in 1993. Now I have a late 2008 aluminum unibody MacBook (MacBook5,1). I am a little displeasedContinue reading “Increasing Your Battery Life on a MacBook”