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Linux for Mac with ARM is already externally funded

Linux for Mac with ARM is already externally funded

Linux for Mac with ARM is already externally funded

The new Mac with the M1 chip undoubtedly shines in every review due to its incredible power and versatility. However, not everything is perfect for these teams, as processors with the ARM architecture can make important changes to maintain the experience at Intel. This refers to the installation of other operating systems on the partition, which cannot be done at this time.

Linux is preparing to arrive at Mac ARM

On Macs with Intel processors, it was relatively common to dedicate storage drive partitions to Windows or Linux. The problem is that these one system is not adapted to work natively on ARM processors, but it works with virtualization. But this is changing as developer Héctor Martín announced the porting of Linux to Macs with M4 chips. This is already done on many other technical devices such as PSXNUMX.

Obviously, this port has a price, and the developers themselves opened a funding channel through Patreon. In this way, anyone interested in this port can directly support it. Obviously, the sooner you raise money, the more you can enjoy Linux on a Mac with an M1 chip. Specifically, the funding goal is up to $ 4,000.

The developers themselves elaborate that running Linux on the ARM architecture is not too difficult. What's really complicated is that all of Apple's own drivers work, so you can use your keyboard, mouse, or WiFi connection without any problems. At first, you'll want to focus on booting Linux on a Mac mini with an M1 chip, but in the future it's clear that the chip will evolve into the rest of the Mac.

And what about Windows?

 

The most widely used operating system is arguably Windows. For many users, especially in the scientific field, it is essential to create a partition on the latest version of Windows in order to install programs that are not compatible with macOS. Therefore, it is important to be able to perform the installation on a Mac with ARM. This cannot be done at this time. Officially, Microsoft does not allow installations to run on Windows 10 ARM devices. It is licensed exclusively to OEMs, as reported by Microsoft, and is not currently part of the expansion plan.

For this installation to be final, Apple and Windows must perform negotiations that can take a long time to get started. After all, it depends on what the user wants, whether or not the user is interested in installing this software on their computer. For now, you have to accept virtualization programs that obviously degrade performance, but you are allowed to use the required software.