Apple has long said the best PC to run Windows on is a Mac, and this may be especially true of we were talking about Windows 10 in ARM, with Apple’s new M1 processor outclassing the best Qualcomm has been able to offer.
Of course given that Windows 10 on ARM is an OEM-only product you can not exactly take a ISO and install it on a new Macbook Pro, but according to Apple, they will not stop Microsoft from developing a version of the OS for their new laptops.
In an interview with Ars Technica, Craig Federighi, SVP of Software Engineering, was asked if it was possible to run an ARM version of Windows in emulation.
He said “that is really up to Microsoft.”
“We have the core technologies for them to do that, to run their ARM version of Windows, which in turn of course supports x86 user mode applications,” said Federighi. “But that’s a decision Microsoft has to make, to bring to license that technology for users to run on these Macs.” Federighi concludes, “But the Macs are certainly very capable of it.”
It is unlikely of course that Microsoft will take Apple up on the offer, but with large numbers of Microsoft developers using Macbooks it is certainly not impossible.
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