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Will there ever be another Quo-type motherboard?

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The Quo showed it was possible to make a motherboard that could handle a completely vanilla OS X install, but the parties behind it seemed to be incompetent or maybe were just in over their heads. So they're apparently gone and we've had no new versions in five years and five generations of Intel processors. What are the odds that anyone will ever make a MB like that again using current technology? Wasn't the Quo just a modified Gigabyte Z77-MX mobo with Thunderbolt and Firewire controllers added? Shouldn't be that difficult to adapt a Z370 motherboard design, since some already have on-board headers to attach Thunderbolt interface cards, so they're TB-ready but people don't have to pay for it if they don't need it. Firewire is a dead technology, so that wouldn't need to be grafted on anymore. People like IronmanJFF are still updating the Quo BIOS. Is there any reason they couldn't do the same for a current board? Basically, in terms of hardware and firmware, I don't see any obstacles. Are there any?

 

I suppose Apple may eventually make such a board obsolete by absolutely requiring the T2 chip to run a future version of MacOS, but that shouldn't be for a while since the vast majority of Macs don't have the T2 yet.

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its not that easy to build a motherboard from scratch. you need compatible Chips set and cpu. then find a motherboard manufactuer to build it for you. plus develop a bios.

The Quo motherboard is still working now (and that's a credit to all involved in a brave project. I bought one from the kickstart program. my friend is still using it)

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