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lanfiro
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Hackintosh is dead isn't it?

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  • 2
    Somewhat, yes
  • 8
    We might get ApplePi though.
  • 4
    Linuxtosh
  • 2
    Nah my buddy's got ond
  • 4
    Not for quite some time, I guess it'll be a decade before Intel Macs stop being supported.
  • 5
    As soon as the official support for the last of Intel based Mac ends from there on it won't be possible to run the latest Mac OS X on baremetal Hackintosh system. By then, however, I'm confident there will be enough ARM based desktop systems to build new Hackintosh computers... it might even be easier because of this. Additionally, it might become easier to virtualize MacOS on non-Mac hardware.
  • 2
    KVM, yes
  • 4
    @theKarlisK If they build their own chips they can put in instructions that only their chips have. Thus more easily lock the OS to the hardware.
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  • 4
    @Demolishun
    Which they will undoubtedly do. Then someone will simply write a microcode wrapper to emulate the instruction and monkey patch it into the OS
  • 1
    @SortOfTested if there's a will, there's a way
  • 1
    @Demolishun they might and probably will do something of the sorts but I doubt it will do with instruction sets - that might be a tad too expensive, I think they will most likely fiddle with the UEFI BIOS and secure boot. Knowing Apple they will take an existing solution and hype it up like it's some unbelievable, never before seen miracle of tech instead of making something from scratch. I'm not too well informed of all (or even most) of the ARM features / capabilities so I might be completely wrong but the way I look at it - what ever Apple will use won't be exclusive just to Apple as more ARM consumer computers come out with the same or more capabilities than Apple Computer HW.
  • 1
    @Demolishun if anything, Apple is pushing for widespread adoption, let's not forget Microsoft has also been working for years on bringing Windows to ARM and more specifically - bringing interoperability of I686 / x86_64 apps/programs over to ARM environment. If Apple makes the splash and their new ARM computers steal the show from the old systems both performance and security wise and bring new features, I say we can expect more affordable ARM systems rolling out on the consumer market within the next 5 years. It's gonna be a pain for a lot of devs who will have to build and test stuff for both x86 and ARM.
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