What you need to know
- Corellium has cracked running Linux on an M1 Mac mini.
Corellium CTO Chris Wade says that Linux is now "completely usable" on Apple's M1 Mac mini, after announcing the port on January 15.
Linux is now completely usable on the Mac mini M1. Booting from USB a full Ubuntu desktop (rpi). Network works via a USB c dongle. Update includes support for USB, I2C, DART. We will push changes to our GitHub and a tutorial later today. Thanks to the @CorelliumHQ team ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/uBDbDmvJUGLinux is now completely usable on the Mac mini M1. Booting from USB a full Ubuntu desktop (rpi). Network works via a USB c dongle. Update includes support for USB, I2C, DART. We will push changes to our GitHub and a tutorial later today. Thanks to the @CorelliumHQ team ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/uBDbDmvJUG— Chris (@cmwdotme) January 20, 2021January 20, 2021
Corellium first announced the port to M1 on January 16:
We had some spare time today so we ported Linux to the M1. Releasing tomorrow #fridayfun pic.twitter.com/dCrXApyKefWe had some spare time today so we ported Linux to the M1. Releasing tomorrow #fridayfun pic.twitter.com/dCrXApyKef— Corellium (@CorelliumHQ) January 16, 2021January 16, 2021
The initial announcement came with a warning that the "very early" beta was for "advanced users only", and that USB support and a more complete release was on the way.
As Wade has now noted, users can now boot from USB to a full Ubuntu desktop.
Apple announced its new Apple silicon-based Mac lineup and the M1 chip last year, promising huge performance gains. In a press release Apple stated:
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