Apple has started the transition to using its own Silicon in its line of Mac devices, starting with the M1 chip. Apple promises substantial improvements in performance, at a fraction of the power consumption.
But Apple’s move to its M1 chip has raised questions about running Windows on a Mac. Normally, a user can configure Boot Camp to run Windows natively on a Mac device, but Apple’s M1 chip does not have a Boot Camp function.
Now, in an interview with Craig Federighi of Apple, senior vice president of software engineering, said it was “up to Microsoft” if Windows could ever be run natively on M1-based Mac devices. Federighi said the technology is there to do it, but Microsoft would need the license to make it happen.
We have the core technologies for that, to run their ARM version of Windows, which in turn of course supports x86 user mode applications. But it’s a decision Microsoft has to make, to license this technology for people to run on these Macs. But Macs are certainly very capable of it.
Federighi suggested running Windows in the cloud as a potential solution for Windows to run on M1 Mac devices. An app called CrossOver may already provide the ability to run some Windows apps on Mac devices.
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