Corellium Releases 'Completely Usable' Version of Linux for M1 Macs

Ubuntu Linux is installable and functional on M1 Macs thanks to work done by Corellium, Corellium CTO Chris Wade announced early this morning. Security researchers at the company have developed a port that has been released on GitHub with an installation tutorial coming later today.

Linux on M1 Feature
Corellium has been able to successfully boot into Linux over USB, with a USB-C dongle enabling networking capabilities and support for USB, I2C, and DART. There are some limitations, with no support for GPU acceleration and the port instead relying on software rendering.


Corellium has been working on a Linux port for the ‌M1‌ Macs since earlier this month, and over the weekend, progress was made on the project.


For those unfamiliar with Corellium, it is a software virtualization company that focuses on Arm, offering tools for security research, app testing, and more. Corellium is embroiled in a legal battle with Apple at the current time, as Apple is unhappy with Corellium's work on iOS emulation software.

Corellium recently won a victory against Apple after a judge decided to throw out copyright claims in the lawsuit and agreed with Corellium that the company operates under fair use terms. The other claims in the lawsuit have yet to be dismissed.

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Top Rated Comments

swingerofbirch Avatar
46 months ago
They seem really competent.

Maybe they could write Apple's software.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
podycust Avatar
46 months ago

*ports Linux to M1*
*posts pictures on external monitor*
?
that's because a Mac mini doesn't have a built-in display....
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rafark Avatar
46 months ago

*ports Linux to M1*
*posts pictures on external monitor*
?
Hmm Mac mini?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Akrapovic Avatar
46 months ago

I can't imagine in a million years someone buying a fancy Macbook to install a Linux distro that barely works. ?
This is missing the point. It isn't really about getting people to use it at home on their macbook. But rather now we already have a working Linux distro (in a very short time frame) on this hardware. Linux is huge in the server world, and ARM with its nice cool CPUs would suit that world.

This is the first step towards that.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
larrylaffer Avatar
46 months ago
This came much sooner than expected!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aesc80 Avatar
46 months ago
I need Ubuntu in every flavor possible, stat! :p
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)