Among other things, the release of Linux 6.2 was marked by support for work on Apple Silicon chips, and more precisely, the M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra models. At the same time, it is noted that running Linux on these processors was not an easy task.
As Linus Torvalds previously said in an interview to ZDNET, he was very interested in running Linux on the new ARM-based Macs. But while he was “waiting for an ARM laptop that can run Linux for a long time,” Apple’s computers gave him a different reason to worry:
The main problem with the M1 for me is the GPU and other devices around it because that’s likely what would hold me off using it because it wouldn’t have any Linux support unless Apple opens up.
But the Asahi Linux project, which is porting Linux to computers with Apple Silicone, along with graphics engineer Alyssa Rosenzweig, still managed to get things right. Last summer, Mr. Torvalds reported on this:
After waiting for a long time, Linux on ARM and the M1 in specific was finally reality, thanks to the Asahi team. We’ve had arm64 hardware around running Linux for a long time, but none of it has really been usable as a development platform until now.
Now Linux users have also received such support, although it is noted that for some time the release can be considered experimental. Also, the Linux 6.2 kernel should become standard for Ubuntu 23.04 and will be included in Fedora 38 even before the April release of Linux 6.3.