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    Linus Torvalds uses an Arm-powered M2 MacBook Air to release latest Linux kernel

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 1 August - 18:20

Slowly but surely, the Asahi Linux team is getting Linux up and running on Apple Silicon Macs.

Enlarge / Slowly but surely, the Asahi Linux team is getting Linux up and running on Apple Silicon Macs. (credit: Apple/Asahi Linux)

We don't normally cover individual releases of the Linux kernel, partly because most updates are pretty routine. Any given Linux kernel update resolves some bugs, improves support for existing hardware, and makes some forward-looking changes in anticipation of new hardware, and kernel version 5.19 is no exception. Phoronix and OMG! Ubuntu! both have good overviews of the changes.

But there's one interesting note about this release that Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds mentions in his release notes : The kernel update is being released using an Arm-powered laptop, specifically the M2-powered version of Apple's MacBook Air .

"It's something I've been waiting for for a loong [sic] time, and it's finally reality, thanks to the Asahi team," Torvalds writes. "We've had arm64 hardware around running Linux for a long time, but none of it has really been usable as a development platform until now."

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    MacBook Pro M2 Pro et M2 Max : un lancement plus proche que prévu ?

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Monday, 18 July - 11:00

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Les MacBook Pro et le MacBook Air M2 étant désormais disponibles, Apple prépare la prochaine génération de MacBook Pro 14 et 16 pouces. Selon Mark Gurman, ces machines pourraient arriver dès cet automne.

MacBook Pro M2 Pro et M2 Max : un lancement plus proche que prévu ?

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    13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple’s M2 is a worthy follow-up to the M1

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 23 June - 11:30

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro is a little tough to recommend given the options in Apple's lineup, but that doesn't change the key takeaway: The new, second-generation M2 chip doesn't disappoint.

While Apple calls the 13-inch MacBook Pro its “most portable Pro laptop,” there’s nothing that’s particularly “Pro” about it. It has too few ports for power users, and it can't touch the 14-inch MacBook Pro in performance—yet it offers little to draw would-be buyers away from the similarly specced and soon-to-be-launched MacBook Air redesign .

That said, the real story is that this is the first laptop Apple released with its second-generation ARM-based processors for Macs. The M2 is an exciting follow-up to the already impressive M1 and a promising herald of what's to come to future Macs that deserve the Pro moniker.

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    M2 vs M1 Pro, Max et Ultra : pourquoi la dernière puce d’Apple n’est pas la meilleure

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Monday, 20 June - 10:00

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Présentée à l’occasion de la WWDC 2022, l’Apple M2 représente la deuxième génération de puce Apple Silicon destinée aux Mac et iPad. Pourtant, il ne s’agit pas forcément de la meilleure puce Apple du moment.

M2 vs M1 Pro, Max et Ultra : pourquoi la dernière puce d’Apple n’est pas la meilleure

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    Hello, M2: You can now order the new 13-inch MacBook Pro

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 17 June - 15:54

The first machine with Apple's second-generation M2 system-on-a-chip is now available to order. Though it won't arrive until June 24, you can buy the new 13-inch MacBook Pro today. Apple is also now selling its new dual-port USB-C charger through its online store.

The 2022 refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro uses the same design and has all the same features as its 2020 predecessor, which used the M1 chip. The only significant difference is the inclusion of the M2, which Apple says can be up to 40 percent faster at some tasks than the M1.

The laptop starts at $1,299 for a configuration with 256GB of solid-state storage, and there's also a $1,499 configuration with 512GB. Beyond those base configs, you can further customize the 13-inch MacBook Pro with 8GB, 16GB, or 24GB of memory, and you can upgrade to 1TB or 2TB of storage. You cannot upgrade later, so those choices have to be made at the time of purchase.

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    Here’s a first look at Apple’s redesigned M2 MacBook Air

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 6 June - 19:53

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Enlarge / Apple's new MacBook Air. (credit: Samuel Axon)

CUPERTINO, Calif.—Today, Apple unveiled the first major redesign in a long while to its most popular laptop, the MacBook Air , and after a few minutes with the device, we can confirm that it feels quite different to hold compared to its predecessor.

The new laptop drops the tapered design of the previous model in favor of a flat, rectangular design reminiscent of the iPad Pro or last year's 24-inch iMac redesign. It adds the new-and-improved returned MagSafe (as seen recently in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro) and includes an unusual charger with a different shape and two USB-C ports.

We handled the device for a few minutes at Apple's Cupertino headquarters and found it to be noticeably lighter than other recent Apple laptops (as its name suggests). But because it borrows those iPad, iMac, and MacBook Pro elements, it also looks and feels familiar—right down to the MacBook Pro's screen notch and slightly taller display.

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    Puce M2, MacBook Air M2 et MacBook Pro M2 : Apple passe à la vitesse supérieure

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Monday, 6 June - 18:45

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Apple vient de lever le voile sa nouvelle génération de puces Silicon, la M2. Cette nouvelle solution promet de faire passer un nouveau cap aux ordinateurs de la marque, et cela commence avec les MacBook Air M2 et MacBook Pro M2.

Puce M2, MacBook Air M2 et MacBook Pro M2 : Apple passe à la vitesse supérieure