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  1. Thomas Newton

    Time Flies: Apple event confirmed for 9/15

    Yes. There's another possibility. Suppose that Microsoft is working on an ARM-based version of Windows 10 – but that this time, they are not repeating the mistake they made with RISC / NT and with Surface RT. This time, they're including Intel emulation support – say, the Windows 10...
  2. Thomas Newton

    Time Flies: Apple event confirmed for 9/15

    Parallels is working on a version of Parallels Desktop for ARM-based Macs . I think it's safe to say that the product will be able to create ARM VMs. Their blog does not say whether it will be able to create Intel VMs. When people asked about Windows or x86 code, answers were along the lines...
  3. Thomas Newton

    Time Flies: Apple event confirmed for 9/15

    Parallels is an Intel-based application that creates virtual Intel machines. Windows is just one of the operating systems that you can install in these machines. While Parallels advertising focuses on Windows (because that is the main sales draw), you can install many other Intel-based OSes...
  4. Thomas Newton

    Time Flies: Apple event confirmed for 9/15

    According to Apple's development documentation, Rosetta 2 will not translate/run Kernel extensions Virtual Machine apps that virtualize x86_64 computer platforms Some newer instruction sets and processor features, such as AVX, AVX2, and AVX512 vector instructions This means that current...
  5. Thomas Newton

    Time Flies: Apple event confirmed for 9/15

    Many will. Much as the Intel versions of Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard had Rosetta (for running Mac OS X / PowerPC binaries), so the ARM version of Big Sur will have Rosetta 2 (for running macOS / Intel binaries). Rosetta couldn't run everything, and I wouldn't expect Rosetta 2 to be able...
  6. Thomas Newton

    Time Flies: Apple event confirmed for 9/15

    The iPad Air does have a nicer screen (wide-gamut, laminated, with anti-reflective coatings), and a faster CPU than the regular iPad. Maybe if Apple had thrown in USB-C, and more flash storage, that would have made a nice "middle niche" for it.