The world’s second-most widespread desktop working system isn’t macOS anymore

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For ages now, each annual report on desktop working system market share has had the identical prime two contenders: Microsoft’s Home windows in a commanding lead at primary and Apple’s macOS in distant second place. However in 2020, Chrome OS turned the second-most widespread OS, and Apple fell to 3rd.

That is in response to numbers from market information agency IDC and a report on IDC’s information by publication GeekWire. Chrome OS had handed macOS briefly in particular person quarters earlier than, however 2020 was the primary full 12 months when Apple’s OS took third place.

Although macOS landed in third, viewing this for instance of Google beating out Apple straight won’t be correct. Fairly, it is possible that Chrome OS has been primarily pulling gross sales and market share away from Home windows on the low finish of the market. Mac market share really grew from 6.7 p.c in 2019 to 7.5 p.c in 2020.

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Mac utility Homebrew lastly will get native Apple Silicon and M1 help

Users can install Homebrew via the Terminal in macOS.

Enlarge / Customers can set up Homebrew by way of the Terminal in macOS. (credit score: Samuel Axon)

Common Mac device Homebrew has lengthy been utilized by builders and others for bundle administration on macOS, however as we lamented in our first M1 Mac assessment, it did not help Apple Silicon when Apple’s new Macs first launched late final 12 months. Now, with the discharge of Homebrew 3.0.0, that is now not the case: Homebrew now helps Apple Silicon natively, albeit not with each bundle.

The volunteer Homebrew group made the announcement on the Homebrew weblog alongside at the moment’s launch. Whereas the native help isn’t but complete, it bridges the hole considerably, and customers can nonetheless run Terminal by way of Rosetta 2 to do what they cannot but whereas operating natively on Apple Silicon. The Homebrew weblog publish says “we welcome your assist” in offering bottles for all packages shifting ahead.

This is the complete bullet level on Apple Silicon within the Homebrew 3.0.Zero launch notes:

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Liveblog: All of the information from Apple’s November 10 “One Extra Factor” occasion

The splash image for Apple's (probably) final event of 2020.

Enlarge / The splash picture for Apple’s (most likely) last occasion of 2020.

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At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Japanese) on Tuesday, November 10, Apple will maintain yet one more reside occasion—the third in as many months—to announce new merchandise. This time, the corporate is predicted to disclose the primary Macs that may exchange Intel processors with Apple Silicon, the corporate’s in-house-designed ARM-based chips.

As with the prior two occasions, we’ll be liveblogging the proceedings proper right here. Simply return to this web page earlier than the present begins to see all of the updates from Cupertino.

The earlier two occasions introduced two new Apple Watch fashions, a brand new iPad, and 4 new iPhones, amongst different issues. However the tagline for this occasion is “yet another factor,” suggesting the main target will singularly be on Apple’s long-rumored, lately confirmed ARM transition.

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Report: The primary Apple Silicon Macs would be the MacBook Professional and Air

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Enlarge / The primary Mac with Apple Silicon, technically: the developer transition equipment. The patron merchandise will seemingly differ. (credit score: Sam Machkovech)

Apple will begin the Mac’s transition to ARM-based Apple Silicon CPUs with three laptops—each 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Execs and the 13-inch MacBook Air—in accordance with a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has constructed up a observe report of correct studies on Apple’s plans of late.

Earlier this week, Apple introduced plans to carry one other livestreamed occasion to announce new merchandise on November 10. Taglined “One Extra Factor,” the occasion was already extensively anticipated to disclose the corporate’s first Apple Silicon Macs, and the Bloomberg report confirms that would be the focus of the occasion. Apple first formally introduced its plans to maneuver to its personal silicon in Macs this summer time at its annual developer convention.

Right now’s report claims Apple will unveil at the very least two of the brand new laptops subsequent week however notes that the 2 13-inch fashions are additional alongside within the manufacturing pipeline than the 16-inch MacBook Professional. It additionally says that there might be few if any design modifications to the three machines past the brand new chips.

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Liveblog: All of the information from Apple’s “Time Flies” occasion—Tuesday, 9/15, at 1pm ET

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Enlarge / The important thing picture that goes with this month’s occasion. (credit score: Apple)

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At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Jap) on Tuesday, September 15, Apple reps will take the stage—seemingly in an in any other case empty Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters—to announce new merchandise. Usually right now of 12 months, these merchandise are new iPhones and Apple Watch fashions, however within the time of COVID-19, nothing is for certain.

In any case, Ars Technica might be liveblogging the proceedings and sharing all of the information from the occasion in actual time, similar to we at all times do.

Stories and rumors have pointed to a broad vary of latest Apple merchandise anticipated by the top of the 12 months, together with 4 new iPhones with new designs, 5G, and (at the very least in some fashions) new 3D sensors, and one and even two new Apple Watches—one successor to the Sequence 5, and one cheaper different meant to compete with Fitbit.

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