Apple to kill Boot Camp with new ARM-based Macs

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Among the 100 billion galaxies estimated to populate the known universe, there are few strange views on someone who runs Windows natively on a MacBook. But such rare specimens could soon follow the path of the dodo: in a Daring Fireball podcast, Apple revealed that it does not plan to support Boot Camp on its next Mac ARM.In the podcast, Apple Craig Federighi, executive director, said, “Virtualization isThese hypervisors can be very effective, so the need to direct the startup shouldn’t really be the concern. In other words, you will be able to run some operating systems with software like Parallels, but you won’t be able to run them natively at startup. As far as we can tell, Boot Camp will no longer be.

This should be fine for free operating systems that already support ARM processors, like various Linux variants, but Microsoft is not currently selling its ARM version of Windows 10 to the public. For request of The edge on future plans for the sale of the ARM version of Windows, Microsoft said, “We have nothing more to share at the moment.” Additionally, existing virtualization applications will need to be rebuilt for new hardware, although Apple has previously shown Parallels running Linux on a virtual machine.

Since Microsoft and Apple are making long term bets on ARM, it wouldn’t surprise me if support for Windows apps finally done on the Mac, but it doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon. Fortunately, we live in an era where much of the work we do is done in browsers and the cloud, and most major applications support both operating systems. But if you need to regularly run Windows on your Mac for work or otherwise, you’ll want to think twice before preparing the ARM-based silicon paste for Apple.

Via The Verge

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Posted on June 26, 2020 – 00:30 UTC



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