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Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by Dave67, Oct 21, 2018.
Has anyone ever tried to install elementary on a imac if so what was the results?
i think this is worth talking about. apple's recent release of mojave has disabled a huge swath of hardware released between 2009 and 2011 from running the latest macOS, due to the requirement of a Metal-capable GPU to render even inconsequential parts of the UI in some applications. it may be a good path to attract more users, and particularly users who are accustomed to and willing to pay for a good computing experience, to Elementary. i happen to have a 2011 imac with a broken graphics card that i'd like to take elementary on a spin with once i repair it. with Linux Mint the only thing i needed to do was install mbpfan and it runs beautifully, so it should be simiarly easy on elementary.
actually along these lines i'm also keen to understand realistically what it would take to get bcache integrated into the ubiquity installer. if we can make that easy and nice, it would give mac users with Fusion drives a good place to land. bcache isn't exactly trivial to get configured, currently requires custom partitioning and a chroot, but in my limited testing so far works brilliantly.
I installed it on a 2011 27" imac. It worked very well.