JingOS on a MacBook Air (2017)

Let’s do a small review of how JingOS runs on my Mac!

Model: MacBook Air 13-inch 2017 (A1466, MacBookAir7,2).

  • CPU: Dual Core Intel i5-5350U running at 1.8GHz
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB
  • RAM: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Screen: 1440 x 900 LCD
  • Wi-Fi Card: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x117)
  • Bluetooth Chip: Broadcom 20702B0

Now first thing I noted was how JingOS was in the wrong display ratio, how it didn’t recognize Wi-Fi, and how it didn’t recognize the trackpad correctly (aka. I had to click instead of touch).
Next thing I recognized was how it looked! JingOS doesn’t look bad, so I guess it’s somehow running at a low pixel quality.

I’m gonna try to source drivers from other Linux distros to see if they patch the issues. I’ll keep you all updated!

Hi, I think Apple laptop are not the best machines to test an Operating System that is not called “Apple Mac OSX”… I mean, most of issues cames from closed sources kext, so not native implemented in Linux Kernel.
Imho, JingOS must focus on JingPad in next weeks/months…
There are other distribution working fine there, like Deepin OS, try it!

Don’t worry, I know about how propietary Apple’s tech is, but I thought it would be a fun test.

Ah ok, perfect.
Maybe you can try to find Kernel modules and suggest the team to merge them!

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