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M1 running Windows 10 can install x86 applications: Apple says whether it has native support depends on Microsoft

via:博客园     time:2020/11/28 11:34:55     readed:191


More and more people are trying to run Windows 10 systems on M1 processors, and the results are surprisingly good, foreign media reported.

Since the MAC equipped with M1 chip does not support Windows operating system, and does not have the boot camp function similar to that on Intel Mac, developers now use the open source QEMU virtual software, and successfully virtualize the arm version of windows in M1 chip.

According to the developer,M1 chip is ARM architecture, so you can't install x86 version of windows or use boot camp to run x86 Windows applications. Windows arm64 can run x86 applications normally, but not as fast as Rosetta 2.

Notably, the developer installed a custom patch on the QEMU verifier that can execute guest code directly on the host CPU. The

Craig federighi, Apple's software engineering director, said in an interview recently that M1 MAC does not support windows, nor does it have the boot camp function like Intel Mac, but many people are expecting M1 Mac to support Windows operating system.

Regarding the issue of supporting the windows system, Craig federighi made it clear that the decision was made by Microsoft because the core technology existed, and Mac was also competent. However, Microsoft had to decide whether to license its Windows version based on ARM architecture to Mac users.

Federighi also mentioned that windows in the cloud may be a possible solution in the future. He specifically mentioned crossover, which can run x86 Windows applications on M1 MAC using Rosetta 2.

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