If what you read from various forums is true or partly true, the 14/16" MacBook Pro should be a hell of a machine if you 'max it up'.
Of course as always there will be the price tag. But then high end Intel laptops are not cheap ether.
MagSafe charging port... Most of my mates using MacBook...
we all know why Apple jumped ship from PowerPC CPU to Intel. Better performances from Intel.
Now Apple is back to its own CPU since for now they are ‘better’ than Intel offering for the same usage.
may be Apple might jump chip again if Intel deliver what they says.
After all Apple cannot have...
No they do not have to. It is their OS they can do what they want. If we are happy or not that another matter.
I cannot speculate the why not or why yes!
On the coding side why spending time to make everything work on an 'old system'?
Yes you can run it but with limitation which for me is...
I do agree with you.
You only need to upgrade the OS if you want/need to run the latest version of your preferred Apps.
I still have my old Hackintosh running High Sierra since I can run all my Steam games which is not the case on later MacOS.
Also I have various Applications which works...
If we keep on one side all the 'snags' with the new board for a moment.
The Botton lines are:
No one knows what Apple will do with its x86 'computers range'.
Will they launch a new x86 Mac (any flavours) anytime soon. If they do may be there will be more 'in house' supports for new chipsets...
First of all I did not make/found/build anything. I merely used info on the net.
This does work well on HP Probook 640G3 WiFi (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC)
I am using OC as boot loader and the laptops is running the latest Big Sur. But I know the below does work on Clover/Catalina.
this one seems free.... but will it do for you
it is not 'remote mouse'
mind you you might get charge for the IOS Apps side of it?
but I would say for the price 'El Trackpad' is not too bad. If if it that useful and working...
In an internal AppleCare email this week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple said the new serial number format will consist of a randomized alphanumeric string of 8-14 characters that will no longer include manufacturing...
I read the article when it came out. It was a very good read.
Their software is pretty good and 'free' I recommend to try them if you do not want to pay for the 'paid' equivalent.
regarding virus another good read...
No easy answer I am afraid.
If you have a let say 'dedicated FW' (HW/SW solution) between your internet connection and your 'estate' network then no problem you can get any reports you want about anything.
If you have a router which will act as 'Router, FW, WiFi' then milleage might vary...
I took the route of USB to M2 adapter. Far more slimmer and these days you can get 128Gb M2 very cheap.
My one is only USB3 not USB-C since all my rigs do not have it.
Only thing to be aware is the M2 'side' you want since some might not support all flavours.
Since I do have few M2 128Gb...
one thing I have not tested with the card is sound.
For one simple reason.... Both monitors do not have Speaker or 'Speaker Out'
I can see the option in 'System Preference' for both monitors. I guess it should work!
I only use the DP (not HDMI) as 2nd monitor since I use a converter DP->VGA...
if you do not play game the 5xx 4Gb would be more than enough.
Please do some research... At the time if I recall some cards had some compatibility issues.
Not to repeat myself, I was amazed how simple it was.
I just swapped them and boot.
Of course I had errors with the nv web...
For what is worth
I have a z170 and I was using a NV 1060/8Gb but since I wanted to move from 10.13 I bought an AMD 580/8Gb to get more or less same spec without breaking the bank.
I only remove the NV card and plugged the AMD in place
Booted and straight away got the display
I then removed...
I used Xcode/Simulator on Hackintosh for a long time and I never had the issue(s) as described.
up to 10.13 I used an 1060/8Gb then migrated to 580/8Gb afterward.
The only issue I had was with Xcode 12 which was like frozen at time. I was/am not the only one for that one and few clean up did...
to sum it up:
Apple does not intend to lock down what OS you can use on Macs (though they probably won't help with the development),"
The biggest bottle neck to run linux Native is lack of info/driver for the M1 GPU...