I'm interested in abandoning OS X in favour of ElementaryOS, a Linux distribution.
Before I do that, I want to know about any "gotchas" which would make installing Linux on a Retina MacBook Pro different from installing it on other hardware.
The two possible hangup points in my mind are:
The proprietary bootloader
The lack of an optical drive (I've already
dd-ed the installation
.isoonto a flash drive)
I'd like to know if these are indeed things to worry about, and how (if?) I can get around them. I'd also like to know if there's anything else I should look out for during the installation.
My OS X version is 10.11.5.