The Mac is in one of its sweetest times, but also in a critical transition process. Since last year, Apple has been working on the transition of its computers to ARM. This process has already brought its first rewards, like Macs with the Apple M1 chip, recognized for their power and efficiency.
However, each process has its advantages and disadvantages. And as expected, Apple is not exempt from facing the latter either. When switching to the M1 chip in the Mac, the company had to assume that some technologies or programs would not be compatible
Make the Linux kernel compatible with the Apple M1 chip it would make things much easier for developers distributions. With that, they would benefit from native support at the core of the system and complicated ports would not be required to make systems like Ubuntu work, as is currently the case.
As shared by 9to5Mac, Linux kernel version 5.13 would be the first to offer support
On the other hand, and in order to cope with the peculiarities of the Apple M1 chip, the developers Asahi Linux, which They seek to bring Linux to Apple Silicon with a fully compatible distribution they would be working on a new bootloader. This would be designed to cope with the peculiarities of new Macs.
For now, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the next steps. Linux kernel 5.13 should be released in June. Asahi Linux, meanwhile, does not yet have an estimated release date for enthusiasts who want to test the distro on their M1 chip Macs.