I made: Cardboard Macintosh with a Raspberry Pi

And it also runs DOS too. Yes, it feels really weird. If you’re a maker of any level of expertise, signing up to the Instructables Newsletter is a bad idea for your bank account. A week in and you’re looking at buying a laser cutter, a 3D printer, and an assortment of different power tools. I’m in the camp of “Oh that’s looks cool… Oh I can’t afford any of this!

MacOS in VMware. Yep, This Also Works

macOS Mojave worked great(ish) in Virtualbox. Does it work in VMware? Turns out, yes – works great, and has guest additions. Virtualbox is fantastic for Open Source software, but VMware is one of the primary players in the virtualisation scene. As soon as I got macOS working in Virtualbox, I almost immediately turned my attention to doing the same thing in VMware… Because I’m mad. Not only does it work just as well as it does in Virtualbox, you can also install guest additions thanks to some super smart cookies in the scene.

MacOS in Virtualbox. It just works.

You can run MacOS in Virtualbox. Because? Because. In the pursuit of Hackintosh, you need a Mac. That’s well and great, but I didn’t want to screw around with my partner’s Macbook. So what if you want to sandbox something? Virtualbox! I had no expectations that this was going to work. OS X has always been runnable in Virtualbox for a while, but the performance has normally been lacklustre. While it’s not exactly daily-driver level, the performance in Virtualbox wasn’t too bad!

Toshiba Satellite Pro L850, Hackintosh Revisited

Back in 2018 I turned my laptop into a Hackintosh device, running High Sierra. I had a donor MacBook mid-2010 that I used to run TonyMac tools to get Hackintosh working. It was a fun if complicated process of trial and error, but the result was always impressive – a craptop unexpectedly booting macOS. I eventually wiped macOS and re-installed Windows for a WordCamp coding session. The laptop proved to be quite a letdown, and now sits on a shelf collecting dust.

Hackintoshing a Toshiba Satellite Pro L850-1UJ

⚠️ This project has been resumed. Please see the latest version of this. While I am a technical person, the Hackintosh community is scores ahead of what I know. The work put in by the awesome community supporting the movement for macOS/OS X on other machines is incredible. I’ve watched the progress since I was 11, but never branched into it. Recently, it all changed. I write this now on a Hackintosh laptop.