Oct 1 – 7, 2022
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Europe/Madrid timezone

Keynote: Asahi Linux - One chip, no docs, and lots of fun

Oct 2, 2022, 10:00 AM
Room 1

Room 1

Talk (40 min) Nuts and Bolts


Hector Martin (Asahi Linux)


On November 2020, Apple released the M1 and sent shock waves through the mobile computing space. They also did something nearly unprecedented: while they officially support booting third-party operating systems, Apple had no plans to develop them, nor provide the documentation required.

We took them up on that challenge.

A year and a half later, Linux 5.19 was tagged from an Apple M2 laptop running Linux. This is the story of how Asahi Linux took Linux on Apple Silicon from zero to a usable Plasma desktop in just over a year.

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Hector Martin (Asahi Linux)

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