linux elementary OS on older macbook. A couple of questions

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  1. kojack

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    Since apple in their infinite wisdom does not include a left and right mouse button, how do I "right click" for Linux? Also, in elementary, can I make the dock zoom when hovered over like I could in OSX?

    I am liking Linux more than osx however. It all works great, unlike OSX on my MacBook that was just terrible.
     
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    What model of mouse is shown in Mouse and Touchpad in settings manager or control center?
    I think it might be synaptics or ELAN, try the same gestures you do on Mac OS and maybe Linux might have it.
     
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    It's not showing any model. I plugged in my logitech mouse and it works great. I am deciding whether I am going to use this or mint. I like mint as well. I am finding eOS a resource hog and the system slows to a stop a fair bit.
     
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    Use something like Xubuntu or Lubuntu which are lite versions. I am using Xubuntu 16 with latest kernel 4.10.
     
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    Cool. I may try mint first...I like the windows 10 like design of it.

    Vasudev,

    I am trying to install mint on my mac. It does not give an option for installation on the ISO disk I downloaded only to run Linux from the disk....any ideas? When I did elementary, it had an option for it.

    I think I got it...you have to open mint in order to install it!!!
     
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    Mint works much better on the mac than eOS does. Plus it's laid out much like windows 10 which is even better! New life in my old MacBook.
     
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    Usually you hold two fingers on the touchpad and click for right click.
     
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    I will give that a shot. Thanks. Another reason macs are wonky. instead of putting an easy right button on their devices, they have you learn funky keyboard commands, and mouse touches....
     
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    But remember, Apple knows what works best! They take UNIX and use it for their base of their OSes, and then they muck it up.
     
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    Ha ha. the "geniuses" teach finger gymnastics at the store I have heard....
     
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