Mac users with M1 chips powering their sleek hardware but still hankering to run Windows apps on it take note: software compatibility layer Wine, which is definitely not an emulator, has made this possible in a recent update. Wine 6.0.1 is a maintenance release, but the ability to run 64 bit Windows apps on MacOS Big Sur for M1 Macs (along with more than 60 other bugfixes) is a bit of a big deal, as it doesn't support Boot Camp, and none of the big virtualization apps has managed to get X86 Windows running yet , only the Insider Preview version of the ARM port. Given that just about all major apps run on M1/Big Sur anyway, thanks to speedy re-compilations for the M1's ARM architecture or Apple's Rosetta 2 translation tech, there are only a few reasons why you might want to do this, but if you've got a Windows-only app that's absolutely mission critical, there's now a way to get it working on your shiny new Macbook Pro . Or at least, it will work if it's in the Wine team's database of compatible applications, which is well worth checking out before you bet the farm on a… Read full this story
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