New project to bring Windows to Apple Silicon Mac

M1 Macs have officially hung Boot Camp Assistant on the shelf, which allows you to install Windows on an Apple computer. In fact, these new bikes run on ARM architecture: so it is impossible to install an x86 version of Microsoft OS, while the company does not sell (second) its custom version. It was without relying on a brave developer, who had it in mind to port Windows to Apple Silicon Macs.

Windows 10 ARM on MacBook Air M1

The project is based on what has been accomplished by the developersAsahi Linux, whose code is distributed free of charge. If they’ve already done some of the work, the challenge is ambitious. ” There is still a lot of work to do, because Windows does some things differently than Linux, and there are things that Asahi folks might ignore, but not me. ”, explains the author of the project Tweet embed.

He notes that Apple’s SoCs have a completely different architecture than standard ARM64 chips like Qualcomm or MediaTek chips. Apple, for example, uses a special interrupt controller (the Apple interrupt controller) which is not supported by the Windows ARM64 kernel. This is a major hurdle, as it is fundamental to using a multitasking operating system.

If you are interested in technical details and want to continue the project, then M1 Windows Project he have Website and one GitHub page More information. No release date has been announced at this time, but the developer says it wants to ” everything is possible To complete this project.

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