This comes as a great news for those who used Boot Camp to run Windows apps on Macs as the new M1-powered ARM-based MacBook models don't support Boot Camp. But that's a decision Microsoft has to make, to bring to license that technology for users to run on these Macs.
It might seem odd to anyone familiar with the virtues of macOS, but sometimes Mac owners want to run Windows, or third-party software created to run on Windows. And, when Wind And this Pro Have set new standards for performance and performance, which turns out to be entirely due to the M1 chip instead of any specific design changes.
The developing team working on CrossOver, the truly advanced solution that brings Windows software to Mac computers, has recently announced their software is also compatible with Apple Silicon, though some improvements are still required. So we have a Mac app running through a translation layer allowing a Windows app to run using a second translation layer. Here's where it maxed before grinding to a halt: "12 apps, 2 of which x86 on Rosetta, 24 Safari tabs + 6 Safari windows (all of which playing YouTube videos at 2160p), Slack running full screen, Spotify playing, Monosnap to take the screenshot", Hall tweeted.
The beauty of CrossOver in the world of Apple Silicon, however, is that unlike the virtualization apps that are required to run entire operating systems, the magic that CrossOver and Wine accomplish is fully supported by Apple's own Rosetta 2 emulation layer - the same technology that allows macOS apps designed for Intel Macs to run properly on Apple Silicon Macs.
An analysis based on a series of estimates by Sumit Gupta, an IBM executive, suggests that Apple could save up to $ 2.5 billion by 2020 with the adoption of M1 chips. "After we did that, we were able to fire up CrossOver and install and run a wide range of Windows applications", said the blog post of CodeWeavers, developers behind CrossOver 20. For reference, CrossOver is based on the open-source Wine project.