About the next ARM-based macbook....
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If you want to run OS X, buy Apple hardware. It's well built, expensive, and runs OS X.

If you want to run Windows... buy some x86 laptop. I've heard nothing particularly good about Windows on ARM.

If you want open source, repairable hardware, buy a PineBook Pro and run Linux.

Fundamentally, Windows for ARM won't run on much Microsoft doesn't deliberately support. It's far harder to get it working on random hardware, because while most x86 PCs look generally alike from the perspective of an operating system, the same isn't true of ARM. I won't call it a total mess now that we have device tree support in the kernel, but... compared to x86, it's really quite tricky.

If you want to run Windows ARM, you can (supposedly) virtualize it halfway decent on the PBP, though I don't know what the point would be.


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RE: About the next ARM-based macbook.... - by Syonyk - 06-25-2020, 10:32 PM
RE: About the next ARM-based macbook.... - by wdt - 06-28-2020, 08:43 AM
RE: About the next ARM-based macbook.... - by nas - 11-15-2020, 10:36 AM
RE: About the next ARM-based macbook.... - by wdt - 11-15-2020, 12:08 PM

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