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2021-11-06, 17:35

chucker, Got a link for installing Monterey on older machines? I'm mildly interested in this for some of my "vintage" MBPs.
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2021-11-06, 18:09

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I was using a Mac in a store a few weeks ago (when I saw my first M1 24" iMac in real life) and it had Big Sur and I loved the way it looked/felt (I'm still on Mojave ), so I'm looking forward to Big Sur/Monterey being my daily driver, once I update to a new, M1-based Mac.
I mostly still prefer the Yosemite through Catalina (including Mojave) look, TBH.

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Funny to think back to those earlier versions with all the transparency, stripes, shadows, stuff looking like gumdrops, etc. and, over the years, how toned-down and nice it has become. I see old screenshots of Jaguar, Panther, etc. and I kinda cringe or think "I can't believe I stared at that shit all day...how did I ever get anything done?!"

I was a bit on the loud-and-obnoxious side, looking back. Although, at the time, it was so different than OS 9, we didn't care. I was at MWSF 2000 and those huge blue gel "X" banners hanging everywhere painted the picture of what was to come.

"Ahh...they're gonna make the OS look like the iStuff; things are blue, see-through and poochy!"

That was my takeaway after three days in Moscone!
It was definitely loud, yes. I think they were very deliberately making a "UIs can look a fair amount different!" statement. Some of it was toned down by the final 10.0 (no more centered Apple logo, say), and then they further refined it over the years, reducing a lot of translucency.

That seems to be a bit of an Apple pattern. iOS 7 was also quite bold (or, well, ultra-thin, as the case may be) when first shown. By the actual 7.0, they had toned it down a lot, and further refinements took place over the years.
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2021-11-06, 18:15

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chucker, Got a link for installing Monterey on older machines? I'm mildly interested in this for some of my "vintage" MBPs.
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads...hread.2299557/

You want to check if your model is supported by OpenCore Legacy Patcher, and you also want a USB stick to put the installer on.

I did not do the latter (i installed Monterey without the need for any external media) and it was fine, but it did require a time-consuming and risky adjustment: I booted into macOS Recovery to shrink my APFS container by 20 GBs and add a FAT32 partition after that. (I see Disk Utility has been gotten a lot nicer about this sort of scenario, but still not perfect — you have to remove a few APFS snapshots to gain space first, and it doesn't tell you that.) Then I booted back into the regular OS, ran the installinstallmacos.py tool, and finally ran OpenCore-Patcher to install that as the new boot manager on my main disk. Rebooted again, booted into the macOS Installer CD, and everything after that kind of just worked?
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