Ubuntu 16.04 Running on MacBook Pro

Do you have a MacBook Pro and want to run Ubuntu 16.04 on it? This post shows you that Ubuntu 16.04 is running on MacBook Pro.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus which was released on 21 April 2016 comes with performance improvements and a ton of new features including snap application format, Linux kernel 4.4 which supports ZFS file system out of the box, Python version 3, and more. It is an LTS (Long Term Support) version which will be supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates.

As a Mac user, I have installed it on my old non-retina MacBook Pro dual boot with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It works like magic. EFI boot manager installed out-of-the-box so you can easily manage the boot on the Grub.

If you are also interested in installing Ubuntu on your Mac, you can follow my previous post on how to install it on MacBook Pro. Though the guide is using Linux Mint but it should be the same as the core of Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu.

An image of Ubuntu 16.04 running on MacBook Pro.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus running on MacBook Pro

  • Jonatan

    After updating to 16.04 my wifi loses connection every 5-10 min. Any suggestions? I’m running Xubuntu on a MacBook Pro 9,2.

  • catskul

    Which macbook pro version is that?