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Saturday November 21, 2020

New Mac computers are now able to run Windows programs

It is known that Apple’s new Mac devices equipped with the M1 chip are capable of running Intel and ARM applications designed for macOS and iOS, but Mac users Those who rely on Windows for some specific programs have lost dual boot support for Boot Camp operating systems.

However, Announced CodeWeavers believes that version 20 of the CrossOver platform is now working on new Mac devices, which means that devices equipped with the M1 chip can run Windows directly from the Mac OS system.

It is noteworthy that CrossOver is a platform based on the open source Wine project that can run a Windows virtual environment on Mac OS and Linux systems. In other words, the platform allows users to install Windows programs and run them in other operating systems without having to install a full version of Windows, as usually happens in virtual machines.

And while Apple and Microsoft confirmed that the new ARM-based (Mac) devices no longer support Windows; At least for now, CodeWeavers developers have managed to run the CrossOver 20 platform on devices with the M1 chip.

The latest version of CrossOver simulates the binaries for Windows Intel on Mac OS with the Rosetta 2 technology, which simulates the x86 binaries system on the new ARM based Macs.

The CrossOver team has successfully installed some Windows software on the new machines, including the desktop version of Among Us and Team Fortress 2.

It should be noted that CrossOver 20 is only possible on Apple computers equipped with the M1 chip and operating with the beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.1, which provides important fixes to Rosetta 2 technology.

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