Linux users will like a new feature in macOS 13


Rosetta 2 gives Linux virtual machines the ability to execute x86 software.

Those running Linux in a VM on a Mac using Apple hardware will now be able to utilise the Linux VM to run other x86-compatible programmes, thanks to an unusual change in Apple’s macOS 13 Ventura.

As reported by The Register(opens in new tab), Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation technology was first debuted with the M1 and allows that processor to execute x86 applications.


Because Apple is increasing Rosetta’s ability to function in Linux virtual machines with macOS 13, individuals who are using Linux may now execute applications developed for Intel x86 CPUs.

However, it’s only useful for a select group of Mac users who are already familiar with Linux virtual machines.

Analysis: Getting more Dockers to flock to Apple?

In order for Docker developers to consider an Apple SoC-powered Mac as their next PC, Apple may have to put in some work to get this cool new feature up and running. This would allow Docker developers to use x86-64 containers on an Apple SoC-powered Mac. Apple might potentially reach a sizable portion of that market with future Macs that run Ventura.


Of all, this is merely a fun addition to macOS 13, which includes a slew of other useful tools. Just like Resident Evil Village, Ventura promises to be an ace with some major modifications to the UI (like bringing in Stage Manager) as well as a plethora of clever accessibility enhancements, as well as a release date for the Mac version of the game.

In the meanwhile, developers may download an early release of macOS, which won’t be available to the public until July, when Ventura will certainly be in better form. MacOS is expected to appear in late 2022.


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