Linux for Apple Silicon Is Coming
After bringing Linux to the PlayStation 4, famous developer Hector Martin, also known as marcan, is getting ready for another important project for the open-source world.
He wants Linux on Apple Silicon. And to make it happen, Martin explains he’ll need some financial job, as this isn’t a project that can just happen overnight.
“Since these devices are brand new and bespoke silicon, porting Linux to run on them is a huge undertaking. Well beyond a hobby project, it is a full-time job,” the developer explains.
So the whole idea of this fundraising campaign is to provide the developer with the necessary funds to bring Linux to Apple Silicon, essentially turning the project into his full-time job.
Mac mini first, all Apple Silicon devices after
The first target is getting Linux to run on the M1-powered Mac mini, but eventually, all devices running on Apple Silicon are supposed to be supported.
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