Will the M1 Apple Silicon laptops work with GNU utilities?

Episode 1749 (1:03:28)

Ralph from Orange County, CA
Apple M1 Chip

Ralph wants to know if the new MacPro M1 laptops will still run GNU utilities and have command-line access. Leo says a lot of them won't work. Some can run under Rosetta, but others don't. So it depends on what you want to do. But Leo also says that those incompatibilities will be fewer and farther between as developers put out new versions in time. Many will also go to native apps.

Leo also says that because Apple now controls all hardware and software, the M1 system is really locked down. So chances are, you won't ever be able to get Linux or even Windows running on it unless it's in emulation.