“Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.19 as stable for the newest version of the Linux kernel…” reports Phoronix.

But they also note that on the Linux kernel mailing list, “Torvalds went on to write about his Arm-based MacBook [running an AArch64 Apple M1 SoC]… now under Linux thanks to the work of the Asahi Linux project.”

Torvalds wrote:

[T]he most interesting part here is that I did the release (and am writing this) on an arm64 laptop. It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a loong time, and it’s 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.

It’s the third time I’m using Apple hardware for Linux development — I did it many years ago for powerpc development on a ppc970 machine. And then a decade+ ago

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