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  1. Foxlet

    How can this phone last 16 days??

    One could also build a custom ROM to allow any selection of applications on the system.
  2. Foxlet

    The New Mac Pro…

    You don't need any of that reasoning. Codesigning is verified when boot.efi is loaded, and again when boot.efi passes control to XNU. The boot device is irrelevant as long as it can pass the two conditions. UEFI will still be able to access all the other block devices attached to the system.
  3. Foxlet

    Make ANY PC Into a Hackintosh!

    It wouldn't be usable under Windows, as the feature needed for GPU acceleration (iommu passthrough) just doesn't work without KVM support. There's some experimental accelerator support for CPUs, so at best you'll have a slow experience.
  4. Foxlet

    How did Apple DO this? - MacBook Pro 2019

    I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro (on a Core2Duo), XNU can still work on Penryn+ processors to a degree, but I didn't involve any of dosdude's patchers (for various safety reasons).
  5. Foxlet

    We built Apple's new Mac Pro!

    macOS-Simple-KVM now has support for macOS Catalina, by the way. Instructions to set it up are on the same page. https://github.com/foxlet/macOS-Simple-KVM/tree/catalina
  6. You don't need a dongle for Ethernet, plenty of boards use a chipset for which drivers exist natively.
  7. Foxlet

    A $99 Laptop?! - Pinebook

    Assuming Android blobs can be found for graphics, yes, it would be a very good contender (although the touch-oriented interface might hinder it in that regard).
  8. Foxlet

    A $99 Laptop?! - Pinebook

    You could run any Linux-based system if you make an uboot-compatible image first.
  9. Foxlet

    A $99 Laptop?! - Pinebook

    I might also mention, the reason the Pinebook didn't boot Windows is because it's using uboot to load the kernel directly, while RasPi Windows has a Broadcom-specific binary that sets up UEFI first. It is possible to compile and load an UEFI environment off of uboot; if the image was modified for that, it could potentially work with the existing HAL and boot to a degree (the Mali GPU doesn't help in this case).
  10. Foxlet

    Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

    What would be interesting to see is, given that the SMC allows sensor access from userland, a daemon that controls the fans based on custom curves and comparing that to a "stock" MacBook Pro.
  11. Foxlet

    Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

    To a degree they are already doing so, slightly underclocking/undervolting the machine when a battery isn't present for some reason (behavior picked up from older MagSafe machines where lower wattage PSUs might not provide enough power for a given logic board). In terms of doing it for purposes of increasing battery life, there hasn't been any cases, but the point is not that they've done it, but that it could be done if they felt like applying that policy.
  12. Foxlet

    Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

    They absolutely can control that, that is the purpose of the SMC, controlling all the hardware sensors, fans, and some power management roles of the machine, alongside firmware properties to manage the clock of the CPU. In previous years it was even possible to control this from userland, using tools like CoolBook.
  13. Foxlet

    Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

    That's not so much of a fix as it is a workaround, the discrete AMD chip shouldn't be dying in the first place if the board was designed properly.
  14. Foxlet

    Make ANY PC Into a Hackintosh!

    There's an open letter from The Passthrough Post talking about the advice presented in the video, which might be of interest to those who want to try a similar setup. https://passthroughpo.st/an-open-letter-to-linus-tech-tips-and-a-psa/
  15. Foxlet

    Make ANY PC Into a Hackintosh!

    With hardware acceleration and the proper configuration, it performs about as well as bare metal (given the amount of resources provided). There's only a few rare machines it could support better than macOS on bare metal, mainly those with exotic hardware or chipsets. Otherwise, it would be the same as maintaining a fairly compatible Intel Hackintosh: You wouldn't have to mess with system-specific patches, but it would still involve some work to get it operating, and any related PCIe hardware (GPU, Wireless, etc) would still need to support macOS. Major OS upgrades would break Clover, so you'd need to keep that updated, and you'd still need to consider any issues arising in QEMU (like the SMC breaking in Sierra).