- Apr 3, 2006
It's not about porting. Apple isn't supporting other OS's on the metal of M1 Macs, and without GPU drivers, Windows isn't going to boot on M1 Macs.Im curious on that too, Apple said it was up to Microsoft if they wanted to port windows to M1. This to me sounds as if Apple isnt open to providing support and documentation for Microsoft to port Windows to M1, but I may be reading too much into it.
The question becomes: does windows on Mac benefit Microsoft, or does it benefit Apple? If it only benefits Apple, they wont do it. If it benefits them, they might. Do you think it benefits microsoft to do so?
It's about licensing. Licensing was even in the original statement. It's up to Microsoft whether they want to Licence Windows for usage in a VM on M1 Macs.
It's already been demonstrated running in a VM on the new Macs, by complete outsiders, so it's obvious the technical hurdles are very low.