'Developers at ARM virtualisation company Corellium have managed to
get Ubuntu 20.04 up and running on the new Apple Silicon Mac Mini. And
we're not talking 'it boots and prints a load of text' running here.
No, this is the full Ubuntu desktop experience -- and it's already
being described as "completely usable!"
Pretty impressive, right? Even Linus Torvalds wasn't convinced that
Linux M1 support was likely to appear anytime soon. He told ZDnet's
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols that: "...the main problem with the M1 for
me is the GPU and other devices around it, because that's likely what
would hold me off using it because it wouldn't have any Linux support
unless Apple opens up." Not that he was entirely wrong, mind. GPU
support is indeed a current sticking point in Correllium's Linux for
M1 effort. It doesn't (yet) include M1 GPU support meaning 'graphics'
handling is done via software rendering.'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/01/21/1329258
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