On a Apple M1 Mac mini, Asahi Linux is blazing fast

On a Apple M1 Mac mini, Asahi Linux is blazing fast

The new Mac mini packs a staggering amount of performance into its ultracompact design. Apple’s M1 Mac mini packs a staggering amount of performance into its ultracompact design. Asahi is the first Linux distribution that you can install natively on Apple M1-based (arm64) systems. It’s based on Arch Linux and is unbelievably fast. And while it’s missing a few features that will be added shortly (GPU acceleration, Bluetooth, sound), it’s otherwise very polished and 100% production-ready. Moreover, it runs my software much faster than macOS on the same hardware.

In March, Asahi Linux launched its first (alpha) version. Jason Eckert installed it right away, despite the fact that it was an alpha release, and he’s been using it as a development workstation ever since. Eckert claims that Asahi Linux on an Apple M1 Mac mini is “unbelievably quick” and that he is getting “serious work done.”

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