State of Linux on the MacBook Pro 2016 & 2017 (by Dunedan)

Mbp-2016-linux Alternatives

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  • Any way to Install ChromeOS on a retina MacBook with all working
    reddit.com/r/chromeos | 2021-01-24
    Probably not. And it seems older models have trouble. https://github.com/Dunedan/mbp-2016-linux
  • Corellium has Linux actually booting on M1 now.
    reddit.com/r/apple | 2021-01-21
  • Linux Running on Apple M1
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-20
    Agreed. Check out the state of Linux on Intel Macs that were released in and after 2016[1], it's abysmal. Once Apple started adding non-standard hardware, Linux support never caught up.

    It isn't like the lack of support is Linux developers' fault. Apple doesn't provide datasheets for their hardware, and they don't cooperate with developers writing drivers for their custom hardware.

    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ARM SoCs that "run Linux", but that doesn't mean much because they're actually running a Linux fork, and someone needs to maintain that fork, and build and release custom images for each SoC. I don't see M1 Macs diverting from a similar fate without significant support from Apple themselves.

    [1] https://github.com/Dunedan/mbp-2016-linux/

  • Apple has reverted the server-side change that blocked users from side loading iPhone and iPad apps to their M1 Mac.
    reddit.com/r/apple | 2021-01-19
  • pop os on 2009 macbook
    reddit.com/r/pop_os | 2021-01-13
  • Asahi Linux
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-01-05


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