Asahi Linux’s new “flagship” distro for M-series Macs is a Fedora Remix

Asahi Linux’s new “flagship” distro for M-series Macs is a Fedora Remix

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Asahi Linux, the undertaking aiming to deliver a totally useful Linux system to Apple computer systems operating on that firm’s personal M-series chips, has introduced that its new “flagship distro” is Fedora Asahi Remix.

As introduced at Fedora’s Flock convention this week in Cork, Eire, (and on Asahi Linux’s weblog), the Fedora Asahi Remix must be formally launched by the tip of August 2023. You’ll be able to attempt it out now, however you must “anticipate tough spots (and even full breakage).”

The brand new distro will likely be “upstream-first,” sending as lots of its bespoke M-series instruments again to Fedora’s mainline choices as doable. Hector Martin, writing on Asahi Linux’s weblog, notes that the prevailing undertaking primarily based on Arch Linux was “absolutely downstream.” Asahi added its personal package deal repository with scripts, forked kernel and Mesa packages, bootloader elements, and userspace assist, however with “no vital involvement with upstream Arch Linux ARM or Arch Linux.” Neal Gompa from Fedora reached out to speak about integrating Asahi with Fedora after the undertaking’s debut, and work started in late 2021. Now it is able to unfold a bit additional.

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