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Apple Mac ARMs cannot launch Windows via Boot Camp, at this time, because Microsoft’s license does not allow it

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For years, Apple’s Boot Camp functionality has allowed Mac users to run Windows on their machine. But tests carried out by Apple have shown that this will not be possible for Macs based on ARM, which Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, presented on June 22, during the opening keynote of WWDC 2020. We could not not booting these machines directly to an x86 version of Windows, which today’s Boot Camp does, said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple.

Technically, Windows 10 could run on a PC based on Apple Silicon, the new processors developed by the brand Apple. But Microsoft’s license does not allow you to launch the operating system on these new devices. For now, Microsoft only distributes the Windows 10 operating system on ARM only with Always Connected PCs, computers with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

If Microsoft does not change its license for Windows on ARM, Mac users will have to keep a device running with an Intel processor, which Apple will still produce before the end of the Intel-Apple Silicon transition, expected in 2022. And even if Microsoft changed Under its license, Apple should create Windows on ARM drivers so that the operating system can run on Apple Silicon Macs. However, Apple has promised to continue supporting and releasing new versions of MacOS for Macs based on Intel for the coming years.

In addition, Boot Camp is still present in macOS Big Sur, the new operating system for Mac presented during the opening keynote of WWDC 2020. But it is not listed in the list of applications compatible with Apple Silicon.

However, this impossibility to launch Windows 10 on ARM on new Macs, which will be released before the end of this year, remains provisional, given that Microsoft is one of the first editors convinced by Apple Silicon. Indeed, the native version of Microsoft Office already works on Apple brand processors.

Source: Vido

And you ?

Do you use Windows on a Mac? If yes, what is your opinion on this impossibility to run Windows on Mac?
In your opinion, if this impossibility becomes permanent, what would be the consequences for Mac owners using Windows?

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