I was so pleased with my Ubuntu install on my wretched windows desktop that I came home with Ubuntu Fever. It so improved the use of my desktop that I started looking for things to put Ubuntu on. I put it on the toaster and it started popping out open source panini's. After installing Ubuntu on the coffee maker, it started making lattes better than the ones at the BP. I was about to install it on the neighbor's dog when my eyes fell on the one thing you might think safe from conversion. A Mac.
Yes, I downloaded Ubuntu onto (say that 3 times fast) our old eMac. I moved it to an external hard drive and tried to boot into it from there by changing the OS X boot settings to make the computer look on the external first. It failed miserably. When booting up, all I got was this blinking disky thing, mocking me. "Dork....dork....dork" it blinked.
I tried rebooting. "Dork....Dork....Dork." I tried to Option Boot. "Dork." I tried speaking in tongues. "Shundai, Dork....". Nothing. Finally, after about fifteen minutes of mockery, pfffft, the computer kicked over to the Hard Drive and booted OS X slick as Grandpa's bald head.
Do you know what this means? Steve Jobs knew I would jack this up and preprogrammed a fix for me. He cares. He really does. Ask anyone who spent too much for an iPhone. Steve cares.