When looking around for machines I could use for projects at work, I found a little T440s with an old HGST drive in it. With Windows 8.1 currently installed, I felt something shinier could give this machine a new lease on life.
After following a great guide made by my buddy Wolfgang, I got MacOS Mojave running natively on the hardware! Thankfully his guide made the process quite easy, though the T440s doesn’t entirely need the graphics injector after install. My T440p I have Fedora Silverblue on could likely pull this off as well, though it would seem a bit unwieldy to my coworkers that are used to the thinness of Dell’s 7390s and Apple’s new Macbook Airs (2019).
The goal of this was just to see if it could be done, and it is! There are some modifications I could make to make the whole thing a smoother experience, what with brightness controls and all, but the gist of this is that it is possible to run Apple’s OS on far superior hardware!
Also, some things I’ve been reading recently:
Purism CTO gives talk on Librem 5 at CCC
Jason E on Forbes discusses the MX Linux (debian-based) installer
Gerty is a multi-platform roguelike that might be interesting
Gnome Boxes can save you some time with unattended kvm virtual os installs!
A sweet converted van for skiiers in the alps!
Tripcode librebooting an X200
Come back next time for some news on my LARBS-in-the-cloud project and other upcoming things!