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Codeweavers Teases CrossOver Software Running Windows x86 Apps On Apple M1 Macs


Apple is gambling on itself and its ability to design custom silicon for its entire range of Mac devices, as part of a two-year plan to transition away from x86 Intel CPUs. To get things started, Apple recently introduced a new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, all powered by an M1 system-on-chip based on Arm. Early looks at the MacBook Air have left many people impressed. Equally intriguing, however, is an unofficial demonstration of an M1-powered MacBook Air running running Team Fortress 2 via CrossOver.

If you have not heard of it before, CrossOver is based on Wine, a free and open source compatibility layer designed to allow Windows programs to run on Linux. There are versions of CrossOver, developed by Codeweavers, available for Linux, Mac, and Chrome OS. While technically not an emulator, CrossOver for Mac "does the work of translating Windows commands into Mac commands ...


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