Fedora Asahi Remix is New Flagship Distro of Asahi Linux
Fedora Asahi Remix has been announced as the new Asahi Linux flagship distribution. With this distro, the Asahi Linux team aims to offer a polished Linux experience on Apple Silicon devices.
Amidst the Flock To Fedora annual contributor-focused conference hosted by the Fedora Project, the Asahi Linux Project revealed its primary distribution based on Fedora Linux. The objective is to finalize its release by the conclusion of August 2023.
Historically, the Asahi Linux Project has strived to provide comprehensive Linux compatibility for Apple Silicon, including devices like Apple M1 and M2, across various GNU/Linux distributions. Hence, their focus has predominantly been on enhancing the kernel and bootloaders.
To facilitate adventurous users seeking to run Linux on Apple Silicon, the project initially utilized a modified version of Arch Linux ARM. However, this approach fell short of their ambitions, as they aimed to cultivate deeper collaboration with major distributions, enabling direct integration of their efforts.
This led to the inception of Fedora Asahi Remix in late 2021. Over the past couple of years, the Asahi Linux development team closely collaborated with the Fedora Linux team to seamlessly embed Apple Silicon support into Fedora Linux.
If all goes as planned, the final release of Fedora Asahi Remix is expected to become available by the end of this month. Serving as Asahi Linux’s flagship distribution, Fedora Asahi Remix is tailored for those interested in installing Fedora Linux on Apple Silicon hardware.
For those eager to explore the distribution prior to its official release, instructions are provided on the official website. However, it’s important to note that the distro is currently in an unstable state, with certain functionalities not performing as expected.
The sources for this article include a story from 9to5Linux.