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There's the change, which is not reflected on the domain yet. And there's the names themselves…

"Macintosh" has a history.
"BeOS" got its name from Jean-Louis Gassée opening a dictionary and blindly pointing his finger: "Be" it was. (The same method had already gifted mankind with the "Dada" movement. Great precedent!)
And the attempted revival "HaikuOS" got it name for the haiku error messages of NetPositive, BeOS' native browser.

But "ravyn"? "Airyx"? Where do these come from and what do they mean? Why the "y"s?
 
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There's the change, which is not reflected on the domain yet. And there's the names themselves…

"Macintosh" has a history.
"BeOS" got its name from Jean-Louis Gassée opening a dictionary and blindly pointing his finger: "Be" it was. (The same method had already gifted mankind with the "Dada" movement. Great precedent!)
And the attempted revival "HaikuOS" got it name for the haiku error messages of NetPositive, BeOS' native browser.

But "ravyn"? "Airyx"? Where do these come from and what do they mean? Why the "y"s?
ravyn... is a name.
 

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But "ravyn"? "Airyx"? Where do these come from and what do they mean? Why the "y"s?
Have you tried to set up a new gamer tag / e-mail address / web domain lately ?
All of the 'normal' names are already taken.
 
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That has to burn but apple has been cutting older macs off for several years now. 2007s got cut off. Then so did the 2009s. 2012s and slowly so on and so forth. Each new version of macOS in the past several years has dropped support for some older generation of Mac.

So with apple transitioning to its own silicon, we know that x86’s days are numbered on the Mac. Apple is not selling any new macs based on new x86 tech… comet lake 10 series is the last supported generation.

So you had to or should have known that sooner or later apple was going to drop support for a 2016 mac. It has to burn, but the question is why would you buy a 2016 in 2021 instead of buying a mac based on Apple silicon, if long term support was something you expected to have?

Luckily opencore legacy patcher breathes life into older macs. My old 2012 got cutoff after Catalina. Couldn’t even run Big Sur according to apple. But with opencore legacy patcher, it lives on. Big Sur ran just fine. Monterey was more problematic and I probably won’t install Ventura on it tho. can’t talk about that yet tho. Also on the windows side Microsoft cut off Skylake with windows 11. So it’s not only apple cutting off older tech. Linux still runs on toasters however. Only the really old stuff like 286s and such might have been cut off.

Anyways my advice to you is, if long term support is something you desire, get an apple silicon Mac.

An M1 Mac isn't a long term solution. My M1 MacBook Air SSD is at 48% remaining life after 18 months. It'll be at 0% after 3 years, coincidentally the exact length of Applecare Warranty. Even if it's still working after that, what will the resale value be? Who would pay money for a computer with a soldered SSD which is at the end of its life and won't boot from an external SSD? I know I wouldn't. So, while macOS may still support my M1 Mac two years from now, that's of no use to me if it's dead.
 

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An M1 Mac isn't a long term solution. My M1 MacBook Air SSD is at 48% remaining life after 18 months. It'll be at 0% after 3 years, coincidentally the exact length of Applecare Warranty. Even if it's still working after that, what will the resale value be? Who would pay money for a computer with a soldered SSD which is at the end of its life and won't boot from an external SSD? I know I wouldn't. So, while macOS may still support my M1 Mac two years from now, that's of no use to me if it's dead.
Is the M1 Air the base model with 8GB of ram and 256GB SSD ?
 
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Is the M1 Air the base model with 8GB of ram and 256GB ?
What app did you use to check the remaining life of your ssd ?
 

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An M1 Mac isn't a long term solution. My M1 MacBook Air SSD is at 48% remaining life after 18 months. It'll be at 0% after 3 years, coincidentally the exact length of Applecare Warranty. Even if it's still working after that, what will the resale value be? Who would pay money for a computer with a soldered SSD which is at the end of its life and won't boot from an external SSD? I know I wouldn't. So, while macOS may still support my M1 Mac two years from now, that's of no use to me if it's dead.

Wow! That's nuts. How much memory swapping was it doing?

Why can't your MacBook Air boot from external SSD?
 
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Wow! That's nuts. How much memory swapping was it doing?

Why can't your MacBook Air boot from external SSD?
It writes up to 500GB/day to the internal SSD, depending on how many photos I have to edit in LightRoom, or if I'm editing videos in FCP. Editing one photo can write 10GB, so editing 50 photos in a session can hit 500GB in a few hours.

With the M1 Macs, Apple put the boot firmware on the internal SSD instead of in ROM, so once the internal drive dies, it won't boot any more, not even from an external drive. You need a new logic board or a new Mac.
 
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Is the M1 Air the base model with 8GB of ram and 256GB SSD ?
Yes it's the base model with 8GB /256GB.
For comparison I edited the same 5 photos on the M1 MBA with 8GB/256GB and a 2016 Macbook with 8GB/256 in Lightroom. The M1 MBA wrote 52GB and the Intel MacBook wrote 1.6GB.
 
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