Is Apple Silicon/M1 good for emulation?

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EvanKTC
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Is Apple Silicon/M1 good for emulation?

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I have recently switched to a late 2008 15" MacBook Pro, however the thing is pretty old and the max it will run is 10.11 el capitan, which the browser i am using (firefox) is not being updated anymore. I am considering getting an M1 mac instead of intel since i expect macOS to stop supporting the x86-64 architecture within the next few years. I have heard of a qemu GUI called UTM which emulates pretty much every architecture in existence and should run under apple silicon. Should i get an intel or apple silicon mac for emulation?
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Re: Is Apple Silicon/M1 good for emulation?

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The problem with Apple Silicon is, mainstream VM software like Parallels won't work with pre-Windows 10 versions of the guest OS, and it'll only work with ARM versions of Windows 10 and 11.

The speed may run decently.

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Re: Is Apple Silicon/M1 good for emulation?

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TiberiumBetas wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:58 am
The problem with Apple Silicon is, mainstream VM software like Parallels won't work with pre-Windows 10 versions of the guest OS, and it'll only work with ARM versions of Windows 10 and 11.
That's not emulation.
AlphaBeta, stop brainwashing me immediately!

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