Fedora Asahi Remix 39 Released: Supports using Linux on Macs equipped with M1/M2 chips

In August, the collaborative release of the Fedora Asahi Remix distribution by the Asahi Linux project team and the Fedora Linux project team. The primary goal of this distribution is to run the Linux system natively on Macs equipped with Apple’s M-series chips.

At that time, the first test version of the Fedora Asahi Remix was announced, and by the end of August, the official version was made available. The official release of Fedora Asahi Remix 39 is now out.

The Fedora Asahi Remix 39 version supports Macs featuring the M1 and M2 chips, including devices such as the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Mac Studio, and iMac, though it does not yet support the Mac Pro.

Fedora Asahi Remix 39

By default, the Fedora Asahi Remix employs KDE Plasma to provide users with a desktop experience. GNOME is also available, and both KDE and GNOME use the out-of-the-box Wayland, utilizing XWayland to support older X11 applications.

Highlights of the Fedora Asahi Remix 39 include the inclusion of a non-conformant OpenGL 3.3 version, bringing GPU-accelerated geometry shaders and transform feedback, along with a conformant OpenGL ES 3.1 version.

Currently, most hardware compatibility and adaptation issues have been resolved, with components like Bluetooth and WiFi functioning normally. For users interested in experiencing Linux on a Mac, Fedora Asahi Remix presents an excellent option.

However, some hardware compatibility and adaptation are still incomplete, including support for USB-C monitors, Thunderbolt 4/USB4, microphones, and TouchID. These features require more time for proper adaptation.