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.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?