Before writing an article like this, it might be a good idea to check your facts.
And boy, don't I know it. :)
I need to be honest here: I am no Linux expert, in fact, I'm a newbie. That's why I write about Mac stuff, from a Mac user perspective.
I agonised long and hard while writing this article, and went to some lengths to make sure I was getting things correct. I showed a draft version to a very knowledgeable Linux-on-Mac expert, because I wanted to keep the number of goofs to a minimum. Please forgive my major goofs - they are down to my misunderstanding things. As for minor goofs...
You didn't have Mac OS X installed, so Mac OS X was not involved in recognizing your display.
... oh man; that was just a typo. Now my cheeks are getting red. ;)
One of the main purposes of writing an article like this was to get some response from people, and I am delighted that, at least in that respect, it seems to have been a success. Even if many of them are pointing out my mistakes.
But the central issue, to me, is not the (right or wrong) answers I found in my article; it's the true-to-life, real-world answers given by other people posting comments here. As a long time Mac user with a genuine interest in, if not a full knowledge of, the workings of Linux, I remain full of curiosity as to why people do things the way they do.
That's why I wrote "What's on your Dock?" Because I'm interested, I'm nosy, I like to know.
The same goes for this question. I wouldn't want to run Linux on my Mac - as you can plainly see, I'd probably get stuck pretty quickly - but I remain extremely curious about the people who do, and I wanted to know why they do.