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#1 2019-03-16 02:30

Registered: 2019-03-16
Posts: 1

Apple MacBookPro Installation

My report on successful install to an old MacBookPro:

1.  Bought MBP for $10 at yard sale Seller said "It ain't working"; MBP was a 2010 "5,5" model, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.26Ghz, 1 processor, 2 cores, 3MB L2 Cache, 2 GB RAM, 1.07 Ghz Buss Speed, Boot ROM version MBP55.00AC.B03, SMC Version 1.47f2

2.  Opened it up and vacuumed out dirt & bugs (tiny dead brown cockroaches mostly); used air blasts, etc.

3.  Pulled dead HD tossed out; installed 254 GB SSD I had in spare parts bin

4.  Pulled RAM, cleaned all contacts; pulled old battery, exchanged for new LiON; pulled CPU, re-greased with thermal stuff; cleaned fan blades;

5.  Pulled DVD Drive, trashed it, installed second 128GB from same parts bin

6.  D/L Q4OS and installed using external DVD drive

7.  Ran complete install for Q4OS with laptop hooked to power and CAT 5 LAN/Cable

8.  Did recommended installs of component applications, etc.

9.  Ran burn in and other tests


Q4OS is awesome; and since I hate Apple Products anyway, this is great revenge.  No complaints here.  Main Workstation is home-brew system running Ubuntu 18.10.

Me:  Old School Linux since 1994; OS2, DOS, CP/m, Window$ since WWGs; COBOL, PASCAL, Honeywell Report Writer Assembly Language; Heathkit H89 and H-100; Military Communications Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Retired).

Thanks for all the efforts of the Q4OS team!


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