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    macOS 10.15.6 Update

    Have to say, I completely agree with you. Big Sur looks like a cartoon, or maybe it was done by a Designer who took too much Orange Sunshine........
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    macOS 10.15.6 Update

    Well, okay, went ahead and did it. Seems fine. But this release is not where I'm focused......Big Bird, uh Big something like that or other.....that's where I'm focused.
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    Apple Announces "3rd Transition" for macOS: From Intel CPUs to Apple Silicon

    So here's my recommendation for any (meaning every) Hackintosh user: make sure you have a spare SSD running Windows 10 (a 240GB will do just fine, and they are pretty cheap ~$25-$30 here in the US). Make sure you can always boot into it, and keep it up to date. Install some of the programs...
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    Apple Announces "3rd Transition" for macOS: From Intel CPUs to Apple Silicon

    So, I spent the entire day working on my X299 system on Windows 10. It was fine. I actually did some renders with the latest version of Resolve and that went swimmingly......very fast, and faster than the same renders on Catalina or Mojave. The programs I use the most, Resolve, the Adobe...
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    Asus X299 - Catalina Support

    The point is: you have a different motherboard than me, you have a different generation of processor and a different processor, you have a different bios with a lot different requirements to get it going, your PCI slot assignments are wildly different from mine, your ethernet is different...
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    Asus X299 - Catalina Support

    Actually, until you answer my question, I can't help you. I have a different motherboard and entirely different setup, why are you asking me for these details? Makes no sense to me unless....did someone tell you to ask me all this? Someone on this board? Why would you ask for all these...
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    Asus X299 - Catalina Support

    The graphics card isn't an issue. I have zero special configs for the Radeon VII. Use his EFI, and you'll be fine. Another very important difference is that you have a different processor which will most probably require one of the 3xxx bios versions, which I don't have. That means you will...
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    Asus X299 - Catalina Support

    First of all, your system and mine are different, and yet, this post, and it's corresponding EFI, is almost completely identical to yours: https://github.com/shinoki7/Asus-X299-Hackintosh#base-efi-configuration Why wouldn't you use that?
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    2020 is the Twentieth Anniversary of Mac OS X What does the future hold ?

    I tend to think maybe not. Remember, not only are Intel Macs premium priced ($$$), but they also create computer support challenges and complexities, and many other costs that I think a lot of companies (particularly now) would prefer to avoid. But, I could be wrong. We'll see.....
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Well, first of all, I worked in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, reviewing and recommending and actually purchasing computer equipment and I also worked in educational institutions here in the US for over 10 years doing similar work.
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Mostly, I agree with your replies. My point was, in a roundabout way, that Hackintosh really is the best option now. But not this one, the one about my new and ridiculously expensive Macbook Pro. I'm really not sure that this was a good purchase. I think it just might be a good time to...
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Thanks for your response, but I think I know more about corporate and educational institutions than you do. I'll play along as long as I feel like it, and no longer.
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    2020 is the Twentieth Anniversary of Mac OS X What does the future hold ?

    But for large purchasers of Macs, like corporations and educational institutions, I don't think they are confused. Purchases of Intel based Macs are being seriously reviewed and in many cases, these purchase orders will be withheld. I have spec'd equipment for Silicon Valley firms and I think a...
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Probably, you're correct. So, for me, it just means that there's no real incentive to buying Intel based Macs anymore and paying such a high premium to do so. Sure, I would consider buying an Intel based Mac at a very significant discount, but not at the current pricing. I know of some Mac...
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    Apple Previews macOS 11.0 Big Sur - Available Fall 2020

    For me, it just means that there's no real incentive to buying Intel based Macs anymore and paying such a high premium to do so. Sure, I would consider buying an Intel based Mac at a significant discount, but not at the current pricing. I know of some Mac Pro users who've kept their original...
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