After a day with the rrMBP13 (stands for Reasonable Resolution (tm)[1] MacBoook Pro 13" - also sometimes incorrectly called the MBP 13" with Retina Display)
[1] +Linus Torvalds was kind enough to coin a better term for this beautiful kind of screen - and knowing what a business savvy guy he is, I'm sure he has filed for a trademark on it...

Anyway - the display is stunning. Sure, it's nice when you run the thing under MacOS and get antialiased 1280x800 - but seriously, what kind of drugs are these people on? The whole point is that WE DON'T WANT LOW RES

So install Fedora 17 (reasonably easy, you need the magic kernel command line incantation and everything else is pretty much as expected - again massive kudos for +Matthew Garrett for his awesome work on this).

Get the wireless firmware - yeah, that's awkward since the only network connection you have is... wireless - a little USB/ethernet dongle (or a supported USB wireless stick) really help. Once you downloaded the proprietary drivers the b43-fwcutter makes things easy.

Fix the kernel to work with the new keyboard / touchpad IDs (patch sent to linux-input... get it there if you need it: and reboot into that kernel. With that fn keys, two finger scroll, etc. all work.

Now enjoy an amazing 2560x1600 display at native resolution. Tell Gnome3 Universal Access that you want fonts "Large" and the display is just perfect.

What's missing so far? Bluetooth. It uses an Apple Bluetooth controller that I can't seem to get to work. SD card. While people claim that the Broadcom BCM57765 SD Card Reader should work (for some definition of work - everyone appears to have some problems), for me all I get is an oops about an unclaimed IRQ and then the wireless is dead (as this appears to be the same chip (?!?)). I haven't even tried the internel camera, yet.

Still, with all these limitations - it's an amazing laptop. 250g heavier than a MacBook Air 13" and the much much better machine.
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