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Is there any way I can install and run Linux (any free flavor) natively on my MacBook? I mean without virtualization tools and software.

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You need to use a Boot Camp in order to do this. Start it in Mac OS X, it will ask you to partition your hard drive, insert bootable Windows CD/DVD and restart the computer. Of course you don't have to insert Windows CD, use Linux instead. When installation is finished, you have to press Option key on computer startup in order to select between Mac OS X and Linux.

I've installed Ubuntu on my Mac Book Pro. If that is your distro, I would recommend you to check for hardware compatibility first. Check out Installing Ubuntu on a MacBook.

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