M1 Macs: Truth and Truthiness
- All of that can be fixed in software and the whole industry is currently working on making the experience better, so by next year, when Apple updates the 16-inch MacBook Pro and releases the next generation of their M chip line, it should be absolutely possible to use a M1 Mac as main dev machine.
- And on the other side, we have Patrick Moorhead, the guy who said Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip in the iPhone 5S was no big deal; that we shouldn’t have believed the benchmarks showing the original iPad Pro pantsing Intel’s chips five years ago; and that not only was Apple unlikely to switch the Mac away from Intel, but that Intel, in fact, was this close to getting its chips into the iPad Pro. One of these sides deserves more skepticism than the other.
Amazon’s cloudy Macs cost $25.99 a day. 77 days of usage would buy you your own
- If you plan to use one of Amazon Web Services’ new bare-metal Mac instances in its cloud for more than 77 days a year, you may be better off just buying the Mac Mini instead.
- The Register makes that suggestion after AWS revealed the price for its Mac instances: $1.083 an hour, $25.99 a day, or about $9,490 a year.
- Do the math: $1999/$25.99 = 76.91 – so you’ll be better off buying that Mac Mini if you need one more than 77 days a year.
- AWS will sell the Mac instances for less on its EC2 Savings Plans, and when The Register fiddled with that facility, it seemed to suggest we could pay vastly less than the per-hour plan though didn’t offer a firm price.
- Meanwhile, Mac-hosting outfit MacStadium offers what looks to be the same Mac Mini as a bare-metal system for $139 a month.
Amazon Web Services adds macOS on bare metal to EC2
- Amazon Web Services and Apple have partnered to bring modern cloud-provisioning capabilities to the macOS platform, with Tuesday morning's launch of the new mac1.metal ECS instance type.
- In something of a departure from Amazon's usual cloud fare, the new instance types aren't virtual machines at all—they're Mac Mini systems, bolted in pairs to 1U rack-mount sleds.
- Although there's no virtualization in play here, the mac1.metal instances can be spun up and down nearly as rapidly, thanks to the AWS Nitro hardware management—which is invisible, from the customer's perspective.
- CI/CD on MacOS isn't anything new, of course—but being able to deploy CI/CD build farms on EC2 means being able to get rid of on-premise closets packed full of hardware in small firms.
- Intuit—makers of accounting software including TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint—has already migrated 80 percent of its production builds from on-premise or traditional leased hardware to mac.metal instances on EC2.
Amazon adds Mac Minis to its cloud to assist Apple developers
- Amazon is bringing the Mac Mini to the cloud for developers who want cloud-based build and test machines for any Apple device app.
- However, AWS plans to roll out M1 Mac Minis as well within the first half of 2021, the company told TechCrunch.
- The EC2 Mac instances use unmodified Mac Minis installed into racks on service sleds.
- You’ll also get full access to your own machine that’s not shared with any other users, rather than just a virtualized instance.
- “We wanted to make sure that we support the Mac Mini that you would get if you went to the Apple store and you bought a Mac Mini,” said AWS VP David Brown.
- That’s considerably more than other Mac Mini cloud providers, as TechCrunch noted, though Amazon is promising all the benefits of a regular AWS server, including speed, security and granular controls.
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The Cyber Monday Mac Bundle ft. Parallels Pro is on sale today
- Mac users, for instance, who may not have found the exact deals they wanted over the past week or so will rejoice with this extended Cyber Monday deal.
- The Official Cyber Monday Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Pro & Luminar 4 is your chance to score 12 award-winning apps for a fraction of their original cost.
- This bundle is jam-packed with excellent apps for productivity, fun and self-enrichment.
- You get access to Parallel Pros, for example, a program that empowers you to run Windows 10 on your Mac without compromising performance or rebooting.
- Mac users have a fantastic piece of gear at their disposal and can take their productivity, fun and self-enrichment to the next level with this extended Cyber Monday deal.
- The Official Cyber Monday Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Pro & Luminar 4, typically $1,266, is $42 for a limited time only with coupon code CMSAVE40.
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- Meanwhile, Luminar 4 is a photo editor that doesn’t just give you the tools to edit images.
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macOS 11 Big Sur compatibility on Apple Silicon · Issue #7857 · Homebrew/brew
- This is an overview of compatibility issues and work items related to native ARM Homebrew installations on macOS 11.0 (Big Sur).
- We need help fixing things not telling us what isn't working.
- Assuming they're welcomed, we'll issue PRs. We’ll consider PRs that makes something work under Big Sur, as long as UX for users of stable macOS versions is not compromised.
- When I tried brew install -s --fetch-HEAD rust it would still pull 0.47.0 so I changed the formula to use 0.49.0 when using HEAD (isn't that the idea of the HEAD command to use the newest master?) After that I would get "ninja not found" even though ninja is there.
- Re libgcrypt: can you try to run make install before make check and see whether that fixes it?