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If I understand correctly, SIP is a security feature that protects certain folders on Mac OS from modification, even by root users.

I don't know how it works on a low level though, and I was wondering if enabling/disabling it has any positive/negative effects on other OS's installed on a Macbook, such as Windows or Linux distros. So, does it?

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No, SIP is only applied within a macOS partition. You can have a look at /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf to see which folders and files get protected by default.

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SIP is a macOS feature/function that's applicable to El Capitan and later; it's not dependent on the Mac hardware.

If you're not running macOS, there's no SIP.

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