18/05/2022

Forget Windows 11, retro Apple macOS runs on Steam Deck

            Step aside Windows 11, a vintage computer enthusiast has transformed the Steam Deck into a retro Hackintosh handheld by installing Apple macOS 7. <a href="https://twitter.com/MigaIsNotACat">MigaIsNotACat</a> demonstrates the 90s operating system running on the portable powerhouse in a <a href="https://twitter.com/MigaIsNotACat/status/1524304826556846080?s=20&t=X6Ymq_AxqC3-L2LVEVgm3Q">Twitter video</a>, and you don't even have to get rid of SteamOS to experience the nostalgia.

Miga’s Steam Deck macOS mashup idea has actually been a long time in the making, as the tinkerer promised he’d put System 7.1 on the device back in 2021. Now that the vintage tech lover has got his hands on the handheld, he says he may well be the first person to run the 90s Apple operating system on the Deck while lacing the claims with an unapologetic “no, I’m not sorry” note.

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While you’d think it’d be easier to install Windows 11 on your Steam Deck, the fact you can launch macOS 7 using the handheld’s interface says otherwise. It’s worth noting that Windows also isn’t quite as good as SteamOS on the handheld, so unless the ability to dual boot shows up soon, you’re better off sticking with the Deck’s default.

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