Thoughts on Asahi Linux?

https://asahilinux.org/

What are the downsides?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what are the downsides
    You have to use an macbook

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >You have to use one of the best performance:battery-life ratios in a laptop
      aight dawg

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        armslop will never replace x86

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It already is

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Does it have to? ARM is perfect for laptop tasks: web browsing, light document and image editing maybe

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          marcan is insufferable so that's a downside. They also still haven't fully implemented a lot of drivesrs.Progress is being made but they still don't 100% support M1 machines yet.

          >only one isa exists and can exist at a time
          pseuds gtfo

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          lmao it is, low temps and high battery life are exactly what we need in laptops. not garbage 6 hour shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >low temps
            have you tried not shitting in the streets for once curryBlack person

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >heavy render
            this isn't related to any arch, it's just apple choosing to not add a fan AND letting people keep their cpus at 100% for hours on end while rendering shit. power efficiency is better than on x86-64 laptop cpus, less heat produced under the same circumstances

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That post would have worked two years ago.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >>What are the downsides?

          Apple can block installing it at any moment if they want to.

          The major thing stopping ARM now is the device tree bullshit, no common boot process and relying on quickly outdated closed source drivers to work (the reason why android devices stop getting updates, and why raspberry pi's can only use certain specific linux distros)

          If they settle on a standard for a boot process like UEFI and solve the driver stuff then yes, x86 will basically be dead

          • 1 month ago
            fpbp

            >The major thing stopping ARM now is the device tree bullshit, no common boot process and relying on quickly outdated closed source drivers to work (the reason why android devices stop getting updates, and why raspberry pi's can only use certain specific linux distros)
            >If they settle on a standard for a boot process like UEFI and solve the driver stuff then yes, x86 will basically be dead
            This should be plastered across every review or post about any and every ARM desktop computer. It's one of the big hurdles to be overcome if ARM seeks to replace or live alongside x86 in a competitive manner.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Apple can block installing it at any moment if they want to.
            In theory, but they didn't lock the M1 machines and it wouldn't make sense for them to do so for antitrust reasons.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Already has, chuddie

      • 1 month ago
        fpbp

        >best battery life
        not on linux tho

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I work from home, why should i care about battery life?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Linux on a Macbook
    a dream coming true. it's based

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No Vulkan drivers
    No microphone
    And hundreds of other missed features
    Don't buy hardware from a vendor that doesn't support Linux. Buy a laptop on snapdragon elite if you want an ARM device, Qualcomm promised full Linux support and already upstreamed a bunch of platform features with more features coming up.
    https://www.qualcomm.com/developer/blog/2024/05/upstreaming-linux-kernel-support-for-the-snapdragon-x-elite

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Buy a laptop on snapdragon elite if you want an ARM device, Qualcomm promised full Linux support and already upstreamed a bunch of platform features with more features coming up.

      apparently they've tried before. qualcomm has a poor rep for linux support. I dont want to potentially be stuck with winblows.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxhardware/comments/17h9h7z/snapdragon_x_elite_gnulinux/

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >qualcomm has a poor rep for linux support.
        They didn't claim to support Linux before. Now they have already made plans for which components they're planning to upstream in which kernel version. Adreno GPUs already have a good working open-source graphics stack with Vulkan support up to 1.3 which Android users are successfully using in emulation.
        Remind me, when Apple did promise to upstream drivers for their platforms in Linux kernel and in which kernel can I expect a fully working system with official vendor support?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Fair enough, I'm pretty impulsive but believe it or not this thread is making me consider buying either a:

          Yoga Slim 7x or Thinkpad T14s Gen 6

          I guess Lenovo might be the better odds compared to the other manufacturers. I seriously will not want to buy a macbook pro if I can help it, it just sucks that lenovo is only selling the 7x with 16 GB of ram (cheap fricks)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >only 16gb ram
            >only

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Phones home to the developer every time you visit the orange nazi site

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well you're shilling it here which means it's something that's either new and incomplete or obscure and impossible to troubleshoot, so it's probably worthless software

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's made by a troony vtumor

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What are the downsides?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >100% Wayland experience
      >xwayland

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >perfect match for Apple hardware

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based, Apple hardware wasn't designed for an ancient display server

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    troony devs that use weird vtuber avatars with shitty voice changers

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its unironically the most technical coding stream you can watch right now, but stay mad if you want

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The shittiness of the voice changer makes me really uncomfortable. I'd rather hear deep man voices coming out of female avatars

      >qualcomm has a poor rep for linux support.
      They didn't claim to support Linux before. Now they have already made plans for which components they're planning to upstream in which kernel version. Adreno GPUs already have a good working open-source graphics stack with Vulkan support up to 1.3 which Android users are successfully using in emulation.
      Remind me, when Apple did promise to upstream drivers for their platforms in Linux kernel and in which kernel can I expect a fully working system with official vendor support?

      Where is that screenshot from?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Where is that screenshot from?
        fallout 3

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm assuming a lot of stuff still doesn't work, especially on the newer M-series chips.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    does this work for intel versions? what are my options for a 2019 i9 macbook? i'm not sure how many years of support apple will give it and i want to have at least the hintings of a plan...

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been running it for about a month now on a Mac mini M2. Bear in mind that I just use this computer for web browsing and light office use. Overall it's pretty solid, but there are a couple issues. Specifically the computer going completely unresponsive after entering sleep mode. I'm sure I could probably fix it, but I've been so lazy lately that I just turn the computer off when I'm done using it. Other than that, it's mostly just packages not being compatible with the architecture.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The downside is you have to use a currybook.

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