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L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Fri Jan 15 01:08:19 PST 2021

so VERY tempted to attempt installing popOS linux on an old mac air—sort of a mac•n•hack•n•linux (but – O – what a struggle that’ll be, i’m certain, esp. since so few seem to have done it)…

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> On Jan 15, 2021, at 12:54 AM, Vladislav Korotnev <vladkorotnev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry to hijack the conversation, but this is something that strikes
> close to home.
>> But for the time when I need some rest, I've found an island of
> comfort in another machine — a Thinkpad X220 tablet with Linux.
> Configured it to look like Mac OS 9 with Platinum and the Charcoal
> font, top bar menu, Platinum sounds, a real bootscreen even (shameless
> plugging: https://github.com/vladkorotnev/System8).
> Wrote a bunch of scripts to connect all the media platforms I use over
> RSS into Liferea, rebuilding everything with GTK2 to avoid the
> non-platinum looks, Pale Moon and Claws Mail styled as OS 9 era
> Netscape.
> Youtube videos end up in RSS, opening any videos automatically pauses
> music like on the iPhone. Menus click and pop like in the old days,
> fonts aren't blurred and are easy to read. Full control over
> everything that happens is in my hands, not whoever designed the
> OS/Website/Platform.
> It's a huge mess of scripts, took a few months to get right, and for
> sure, one day code rot will kill it all — but for now, it's a great
> reminder of how things could have gone if computers were still used to
> *solve problems*, not *make apps*.
> Maybe someday I'll do a writeup on how to set it up if there's enough
> demand, but it's clearly not for the faint-hearted :/

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