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  • State of Apple Silicon - half of the most popular Mac apps still need Rosetta

    I'm reached 20GB of swap memory and nothing is hot, noisy or battery draining. My 2020 Intel MBP 13" would be struggling and skipping a beat by now, instead of being buttery smooth. It's amazing how smooth everything is. Yeah, I'm not editing 4K o 8K raw video but the M1 MBP is Apple's LOW END machine. It's a game changer.
    rob53asdasddocno42
  • State of Apple Silicon - half of the most popular Mac apps still need Rosetta

    darkvader said:
    I touched a M1 Mac today for the first time.

    S L O W.

    Completely what I expected, but with all the "no, really, they're fast" hype, I thought maybe I'd be wrong.

    Nope.  They're slow. 

    Buy an Intel Mac while you still can.

    I had the same experience before the 11.1 update, after which everything was fast and buttery smooth. It’s important to remember that anything running Rosetta is going to slow on first launch and then as fast or faster than the Intel model.

    No way I would go back to an Intel model. They run hot, are noisy and the battery life is dismal. Mine has only been barely warm  and I’ve never heard the fan (in thick protective computer case) and the battery life is just nuts, something no PC can match and all that with most apps still on Rosetta.

    Plus the wake from sleep is instant and USB4 pretty much eliminates the need for Thunderbolt for single flash drives, etc. Another benefit is that USBTB/4 manages data streams in a way that improves speed when using multiple devices.

    FAST - QUITE - COOL - CRAZY BATTERY LIFE

    Once you go Apple Silicon there is no going back!
    Fidonet127macplusplusmuthuk_vanalingamjdb8167rob53ITGUYINSDStrangeDays
  • Developer devises workaround to run ARM Windows on M1 Mac


    melgross said:
    I figured there would be an article on this here after I posted about it in another thread. I may try this if my Macbook Pro ever gets here.
    The ship times are crazy. Mine is like a month. These new models are selling like hotcakes.
    rezwitstyler82watto_cobra
  • Apple Silicon switch could lead to lower-cost Mac lineups, analyst says

    There will also be savings from getting rid of 3rd party GPUs!
    williamlondonforgot username
  • US Senate to subpoena Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs over censorship issues

    I'm not sure why this is an issue. The Constitution only prohibits the government from limiting speech. On private property there are no such protections. Everyone may be on FaceBook but that doesn't make it public property. The existing laws were established to address liability as a consequence of that speech.
    mark fearingcornchipdysamoria