Windows is virtualized on a Mac (M1)
The world belongs to the smart. As you know, the processor M1 does not support Windowsbecause there is no Boot Camp (as in versions with an Intel processor). However, that does not mean that it cannot be started differently. Developer Alexander Graf did this using an unemulated QEMU virtualizer.
Since the M1 chip is built on ARM architecture, it is no longer possible to install the standard version of Windows “x86” via Boot Camp. However, here you can run Windows ARM64 which reliably runs x86 applications.
Although not comparable to Rosetta 2, the developer claims to be very close to Apple’s solution. So let’s wait for the first real tests.
The chart has begun Windows ARM64 Insider Demo through Hypervisor.frame. He applied his own patch to the QEMU virtualizer, which he should achieve fantastic native performance. If you’re wondering what someone needs to install Windows on a Mac, the answer is simple.
While this may not make sense for the vast majority of standard users, professionals have no choice. For example, if you were doing 3D graphics in 3DS Max, you would find that Adobe does not offer it for macOS. The only way to run on these computers was Boot Camp.
It would be foolish for a programmer or expert to use two different computers for just a few programs. While it may be more useful on a Mac, in some situations there is simply no choice and must switch to Windows. That’s all.
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