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Apple

has been immersed in a transition process for its

Mac

computers for a year

.

The company will abandon the Intel processors and the X86 architecture and from the next year it will exclusively use processors designed by the company itself.

The first processors, the

M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max

have already reached some of the machines in the catalog and, in general, with good results.

Laptops and desktops made with them are more powerful and efficient than those that used Intel processors until now.

But there is a small problem: they cannot natively run the

Windows

operating system

.

Since 2006,

Apple has

allowed Mac users to create a partition inside the

Mac's

hard drive

and install a copy of Windows on it. This option, known as

Boot Camp

, allows you to use applications that would not otherwise be available in the

macOS

operating system

. It is especially useful for games, since there are many titles that do not have support for

macOS

.

But the existence of

Boot Camp

was possible because both the

Mac

and most computers

PC

with

Windows

using the same processors.

Apple

just had to add support for the different components of the computer (keyboards, screen and so on) and everything worked quite well.

The leap to a new architecture of its own has ended this possibility.

Microsoft has a version of

Windows

designed for computers with similar architecture to

Apple's

new

M1

(

ARM

)

processors,

but at the moment there is no such thing as

Boot Camp

on new Macs that allows it to be installed.

The only option, so far, is to run this special version of Windows within a virtualized environment, such as those offered by software tools such as

Parallels

or

VMWare

.

These solutions, which simulate a completely independent computer in the memory of the

Mac

, nevertheless have an impact on the power of the machines and are not compatible with all applications.

Windows 11

for

ARM

includes the option to emulate an Intel-like architecture processor to run unsupported applications, but this also detracts from the processor.

The experience, therefore, is not very good.

The problem could be fixed soon.

According to the publication XDA, the reason why there is still no solution similar to

Boot Camp

that allows Windows to be installed natively on a

Mac

is that

Microsoft

has an exclusive agreement with

Qualcomm

for the

ARM

version

of

Windows

.

Qualcomm and Microsoft began working on

ARM

processor laptops

in 2016 and as part of the initiative,

Qualcomm

negotiated to be the sole processor vendor.

This agreement will expire soon, which would allow other semiconductor companies, such as Samsung or Mediatek, to create ARM architecture processors for future PCs.

But it will also make it easier for

Microsoft to

distribute copies of

Windows 11

ready to install on

Macs

with

M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max

processors, or any future models with

Apple

processors

.

So far,

Qualcomm

has only made minor adaptations of its more powerful mobile chips for this version of Windows.

There are laptops for sale that use

Windows

for

ARM

and

Snapdragon

processors

(

Qualcomm's

line of processor chips that is common to see in many

Android

phones

), but they are machines that are very focused on portability and very little powerful.

Qualcomm

has already confirmed that it works on processors specifically designed for computers, not mobiles, and that they will be comparable in power with the solutions that

Apple

has created for its

Macs

.

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