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