Linus Torvalds would like the new M1 Macs to be compatible with Linux

Apple with M1 running Linux

One of the most important news about computing of the year is that Apple has presented and already launched its first computers with the SoC M1. The news is important because its architecture is ARM And things can change a lot, so much so that there are already other major brands considering launching ARM computers. But the news that we bring you today is not about Apple, or not at all. And it is that Linus Torvalds thinks that the new Macs are a good option, if they used Linux.

Thus confessed it to a user who asked about the new Apple laptops, and the father of Linux reminded him that he already used a MacBook about ten years ago, and only abandoned it because of screen problems that Apple was slow to fix. Torvalds assures that the new Air would be perfect, as long as it did not use macOS (nor obviously Windows).

At the moment M1 + Linux = hard to imagine

Apple recently claimed that newer M1 Macs could run Windows, but it's all up to Microsoft. And sorry to put it like that, but the Cupertino-based company is olympically switching from Linux, so so far it hasn't mentioned whether one of our favorite operating systems will be able to run on one of Apple's new computers.

Probably Linux might work too in the M1 and it would also depend on its developers, in this case Torvalds and company, but he is not very hopeful because he does not have time to get to it or want to fight with companies that do not make things easy.

In any case, Torvalds is one of the few who would buy a Mac to install Linux on it, although it is something he already did because he thinks that Apple computers are good ... if you can afford them. Personally, the only thing that interests me about the Apple and ARM story is that, in the end, more developers make their software compatible with this architecture, something that remains to be seen.


The content of the article adheres to our principles of editorial ethics. To report an error click here!.

5 comments, leave yours

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

*

*

  1. Responsible for the data: AB Internet Networks 2008 SL
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.

  1.   Charly said

    It seems that Mr. Torvalds is applying for a job at Apple.

  2.   Rafa said

    Linux is not yet in demand or weight in the market so that these vermin who only think about benefits lift a finger to make things easier. If it brought them succulent benefits, or succulent losses, they would surely think otherwise. Although facilitating Linux compatibility sure helps them sell a little more, this little more does not seem to interest them.

  3.   caracole said

    I can't imagine that! Mac compatible Linux is against Apple policy (closed) and Linux (open)

  4.   qtrit said

    To the two comments below:

    - It seems that Mr. Torvalds is applying for a job at Apple (I highly doubt it)

    - Linux is not yet in demand or weight in the market so that these vermin that only think about benefits move a finger to make things easier. If it brought them succulent benefits, or succulent losses, they would surely think otherwise. Although facilitating Linux compatibility sure helps them sell a little more, this little more does not seem to interest them.

    Comrade, that companies want to make money is not a bad thing, on the contrary that fosters the economic market of a country and makes you have a sense of ownership and buy things, Linux has more market than ordinary users see is used in super-servers / Clusters and DataCenters, for the basic user like us, it gives us a little privacy, control over our hardware and 1000 ways to configure the software. We are 1000 times better than using MacOS or Windows, but we already know that Linux is not for everyone.

  5.   mario said

    And I want the sun to rise at night, but I know it's not possible ...
    I ask what is wrong with a company making money ... that they do not do it in a completely honest way, sometimes causing problems in their competitors, because whoever is free of sin, throw the first stone, someone out there knew how to say ...

    And Mac (operating system that I do not like, but I admire their products for how they are built) is owned by Apple and they have opted for a closed model, and there is nothing wrong with that, A company with its products does what it wants and has planned ... the day this is understood, everything will be easier

    And yes, it seems like Linux Torvald would be asking for a job at Apple (It's a sarcasm, but you never know where the shot comes from)