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Keynote: Asahi Linux - One chip, no docs, and lots of fun

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 | Akademy


On November 2020, Apple released the M1 and sent shock waves through the mobile computing space. They also did something nearly unprecedented: while they officially support booting third-party operating systems, Apple had no plans to develop them, nor provide the documentation required.

We took them up on that challenge.

A year and a half later, Linux 5.19 was tagged from an Apple M2 laptop running Linux. This is the story of how Asahi Linux took Linux on Apple Silicon from zero to a usable Plasma desktop in just over a year.