Finally got fed up with macOS on my mid-2014 MBP, especially since it can’t be updated to Monterey, and set up dual boot with Manjaro since I like Arch and use it a lot but didn’t want to fiddle too much on the install.
My god it’s amazing how fast it can actually run on a lightweight OS. Now my only reason to want an upgrade is for that sweet sweet M1 goodness and not because it takes 15 seconds to open a terminal on the current one.
@nbering yeah the dual boot is just for now as I wanted to just get it going for an upcoming trip and will likely wipe macOS eventually.
For the camera I just installed facetimehd on the mid-2014 which works well enough. With Manjaro/Arch it was painless through AUR but this should work for Ubuntu hopefully https://github.com/patjak/facetimehd/wiki/Installation#get-started-on-ubuntu
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