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    Linus Torvalds wants Apple’s new M1-powered Macs to run Linux

    Date 23 Nov 2020
    Category Vendors/Products
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Even Linus Torvalds, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, wants one of Apple's new M1-powered laptops - but he wants it to run on Linux.

     

    Earlier this month,  Apple revealed its own ARM-based M1 processor, along with new MacBooks and a desktop Mac Mini powered by this chip. Reviewers across the globe have been praising Apple‘s first attempt, giving it high marks for performance and battery life.

    All this positive coverage has tempted many to take the plunge and buy one of the new machines — even if some apps are not running natively at the moment. Even Linus Torvalds, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, wants one. However, he wants it to run Linux: "I’d absolutely love to have one, if it just ran Linux.. I have fairly fond memories of the 11″ Macbook Air (I think 4,1) that I used about a decade ago (but moved away from because it took Apple too long to fix the screen – and by the time they did, I’d moved on to better laptops, and Apple had moved on to make Linux less convenient)."

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