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OS for a Mac Book 2012

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Guys,

 

i've got an Old Mac Book ~2012. The Laptop takes a few minutes to boot, and opening any app takes minutes. Im just Using this Laptop to Run Parsec and Controll my PC. When im at the Stage where im Connected to my PC the Harddrive is no longer a Problem and its quite snappy. Ive got an old 120GB SSD laying around, i want to install a new OS on the Machine so that i can use it for light Browsing and connecting to my PC. 

I already tried Linux Mint, but i couldnt get the Wifi-Drivers to work.

 

Could you guys recommend any OS / Linux Distro for this kinda task?

Do you maybe know where and how i can get the Wifi-Module to work on another OS?

 

Ty in advcanded

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6 minutes ago, KNG_HOLDY said:

Hello Guys,

 

i've got an Old Mac Book ~2012. The Laptop takes a few minutes to boot, and opening any app takes minutes. Im just Using this Laptop to Run Parsec and Controll my PC. When im at the Stage where im Connected to my PC the Harddrive is no longer a Problem and its quite snappy. Ive got an old 120GB SSD laying around, i want to install a new OS on the Machine so that i can use it for light Browsing and connecting to my PC. 

I already tried Linux Mint, but i couldnt get the Wifi-Drivers to work.

 

Could you guys recommend any OS / Linux Distro for this kinda task?

Do you maybe know where and how i can get the Wifi-Module to work on another OS?

 

Ty in advcanded

Why don't you just stick to macOS with the new SSD installed? You should still be able to run macOS catalina on a system of that vintage. 


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you can stick mac os on ssd or if you dont want to use mac you can install ant linux distro or even windows 10


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Mac OS is terriable compared to everything i ever used

as i already wrote, i wanted to use Linux Mint but i couldnt get the WiFi to work

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MacBook Pro Mid-2012? Those run Catalina fine with an SSD and 8-16GB RAM slapped in (mine is still kicking at home). You can just install Windows 10 in bootcamp if you don't want to use macOS and cannot get Linux working, the Boot Camp Assistant will download Apple's drivers for the wifi, trackpad (and magic mouse and keyboard if you ever use those), fans, all that sorta shit. MacsFanControl is available as a version that runs in both macOS and W10 in bootcamp, if you're worried about needing to tweak fan profiles and such too. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

the laptop has 4gb of ram i think

 

i primarily want to use it to parsec into my main pc so i dont really want to buy new ram for it

isnt there an easy way to get the wifi driver for mac books? i really would pref a light weight os over w10

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On 8/25/2020 at 10:11 AM, KNG_HOLDY said:

the laptop has 4gb of ram i think

 

i primarily want to use it to parsec into my main pc so i dont really want to buy new ram for it

isnt there an easy way to get the wifi driver for mac books? i really would pref a light weight os over w10

macOS is honestly fine, but 4GB of RAM and a harddisk make it feel really old. I run Mojave on a Mac Pro from 2008 and I can’t feel a difference between that machine and my Mac Mini 2018 6-core with a super fast NVMe SSD.


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On 8/24/2020 at 12:58 PM, KNG_HOLDY said:

Hello Guys,

 

i've got an Old Mac Book ~2012. The Laptop takes a few minutes to boot, and opening any app takes minutes. Im just Using this Laptop to Run Parsec and Controll my PC. When im at the Stage where im Connected to my PC the Harddrive is no longer a Problem and its quite snappy. Ive got an old 120GB SSD laying around, i want to install a new OS on the Machine so that i can use it for light Browsing and connecting to my PC. 

I already tried Linux Mint, but i couldnt get the Wifi-Drivers to work.

 

Could you guys recommend any OS / Linux Distro for this kinda task?

Do you maybe know where and how i can get the Wifi-Module to work on another OS?

 

Ty in advcanded

If you want to run a linux distro try elementary OS, it is based on Ubuntu. But you will feel right at home (assuming you like mac os) as the OS looks and feels like mac os

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