The folks behind Asahi Linux have been had to reverse engineer Apple’s CPU and GPU architecture in order to get Linux up and running on the latest Macs with Apple Silicon processors.

But one of the developers responsible for much of the work that’s gone into creating open source graphics drivers for Apple M1 and M2 series processors says that hasn’t stopped them from reaching a milestone that even Apple hasn’t: the open source GPU driver for M1 chips has passed “tens of thousands of tests” to be certified as compliant with the OpenGL ES 3.1 standard. Apple’s proprietary drivers? They’re not compliant with any open graphics standard.

In other recent tech news from around the web, the company that owns the rights to the Atari name has launched a new retro console… again. Arm Holdings has filed for an IPO. There’s another way (for enterprise users) to run Windows apps on Chromebooks. And the developer of a popular Android app has had their Android developer account terminated for an alleged violation of Google’s terms… apparently with virtually no notice.

The first conformant M1 GPU driver [Alyssa Rosenzweig]

The Asahi Linux GPU drivers for the Apple M1 and M2 chips are now officially conformant with OpenGL ES 3.1, making the reverse-engineered, free and open source drivers compliant when Apple’s official macOS GPU drivers are not.

Atari 2600+ [Atari]

The company that acquired the Atari name (and keeps trying to do something with it) has just announced the Atari 2600+, a $130 retro console that plays Atari 2600 and 7800 cartridges, comes with 10 games, and supports HDMI output.

Arm to Be Public Once More, Files for IPO on Nasdaq [AnandTech]

After a deal to be acquired by NVIDIA was scrapped, Arm has filed for an IPO. Details about the initial share price, how many shares will be offered, etc have yet to be announced.

SD Maid developer’s Android dev account terminated [/r/AndroidDev]

The developer of the popular SD Maid & SD Maid 2 file management/maintenance tools for Android says their Android dev account was terminated by Google with virtually no notice

ChromeOS Enables Virtual App Delivery with Cameyo [Cameyo]

Cameyo’s Virtual App Delivery lets Enterprise customers run Windows apps on Chromebooks… sort of. Basically they run as Progressive Web Apps, which means they’re streamed over the internet, but show up in the taskbar and launcher.

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  1. Ideally we would get an official update from Apple to help dualboot the system, kind of like BootCamp back in the Intel Days. Then on top of that we get an “official” port of Linux 6.5 LTS kernel, Vulkan 1.3 drivers, and maybe running the three major systems (Debian v12, Fedora v39, Arch v23).

    However, I’d settle for an unofficial hack to get boot started, on an older 5.1 Linux Kernel, Vulkan 1.0 driver, and perhaps running the alternative systems (Ubuntu v20, openSUSE L15, Arch-ARM v19).

    On top of these, it would be good to see some Windows support as well. Something “official” like Windows10 Pro would be great, but even an experimental build of Windows11S would be welcomed. Not much demand for ChromeOS or AndroidOS, since these systems aren’t necessary and their Applications can be run through either Windows, Linux, or macOS.