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Offline Qube

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Re: New Apple M1 chip smokes...
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2021, 01:58:04 AM »
Can't you use parallels on the M1 Mac mini then?
There is a beta of Parallels which is for the M1 but it only does ARM virtualisation and can not use older x86 VM’s or create new x86 VM’s.

Microsoft do an ARM version of Windows which note also has x86 emulation. Apparently it’s a bit slow.

From a personal point of view I need access to a lot of Windows features and apps for programming work and I highly doubt everything I’d need would work 100% flawlessly, for example SQL Server, Exchange,  Visual Studio .Net etc etc. So for me, as things stand right now, I couldn’t use the M1 for everything I need.

Having said that, I do use the M1 Mac mini as my main computer ( great machines ) and I can RDP into a Windows VM on Intel Mac mini networked via Thunderbolt 3 ( not USB 3 )

My guess is that either full x86 emulation will land eventually or the x86 emulation in Windows ARM becomes better and better + of course Microsoft has to release it for users to purchase.
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Re: New Apple M1 chip smokes...
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2021, 06:31:48 AM »
Qube have you tried this. On any macos window to resize. press alt first then drag - magic....

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Re: New Apple M1 chip smokes...
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2021, 12:34:12 PM »
Qube have you tried this. On any macos window to resize. press alt first then drag - magic....
I know about that one ;D very handy for quickly checking dynamic pages.
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