News Linux Finally Runs on Apple's M1-Based Computer Natively

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Its good to see they've finally got a port running, no thanks to Apple as usual. Eh who knows, maybe one of these days they'll release some official documentation and drivers, since Apple always loves helping out the community and helping others use their devices in new and inventive ways that they themselves didnt think about or authorize, without yelling from the rooftops or swinging a legal hammer, you know, good old Apple.
 
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Definitely cool . . . and, I am a bit surprised that Apple isn't offering information and encouraging this.

Wouldn't that help them sell more M1-based hardware, after all?
Thats unfortunately not the Apple way, they're essentially trying to wall off their garden so that they fully control what everyone is doing with both their hardware and software from start to finish. Also I would be surprised if the amount of general users that want to run Linux on their M1 Macs is anywhere near even the 5 percent mark, and for those that would attempt it id be surprised if its more than 15% that fully need it or couldn't get by with a VM. Small numbers in a small pie basically :-/, they can push those users to more expensive intel based macbooks or mac pros for now so they dont lose out on that sale either really.
 
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