Since the new M1 Macs were declared, developers have been attempting to run distinctive operating systems on the Apple Silicon platform, including Windows and Linux. Presently, on account of Corellium, it’s conceivable to run Ubuntu — a well known Linux distro — on new Macs with M1 chip.
The declaration was made on Twitter by Corellium’s CTO Chris Wade. Corellium offers solutions for virtualization of ARM gadgets and platforms, and it was recently associated with a lawsuit with Apple with respect to a tool that lets clients virtualize iOS.
This time, the Corellium group carried Linux to the M1 Macs with an altered version of Ubuntu that supports the full UI, notwithstanding USB, I2C, and DART —that was not supported in past Linux ports for the new Macs. As per Wade, this makes the Linux experience “completely usable” on Macs with M1 chip.
In any case, the current port actually has a few restrictions. For example, you’ll most likely need a USB-C dongle to use the network when booted into Linux, also that there’s no hardware speeding up for the time being. All things considered, it’s exceptionally fascinating to see that they figured out how to run a full form of Linux on the new Macs with ARM-based chips — and the project is as yet in beta.
The Ubuntu port has been released on GitHub for clients keen on installing it on a M1 Mac, however remember that the process is very hard for those new to Linux development.