remade my 2010 macbook pro into a macos-running machine (previously had ubuntu running on it) for project needs and high sierra was surprisingly easy to get running (original plans were ripping my snow leopard dvd to iso and putting it on an usb because i somehow borked the cd drive like 7 years ago). seems like trying to install things comes with gotchas because everything expects at least macos catalina, hopefully at least what i build on it is forward compatible to catalina on intel macs... hopefully...
i think i used that computer around,.. 2013ish? at a performance at the naumberg bandshell in central park for make music ny and i was running a max patch for stockhausen's musik im bauch and i remember all of my electronics were overheating, like my phone completely shut down and my computer wasn't doing so well either. i don't think that killed the cd drive but it probably didn't make my computer any better.
anyways, half of my original plans too was to try to rip out the cd drive out of an even older macbook pro, i forget what year, i think when intel macs first came out,.. 2006 ish? and it turns out trying to open those things is kinda hard and i don't think i can put it back together again (and also the dimensions of the cd drive didn't really match) but that thing had trouble booting anyways so i guess it's e-waste now, maybe i could still make use of the spare parts somehow though
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