Wine is a free and open-source utility that allows certain Windows applications to run on non-Windows operating systems, including Linux and Android, macOS. And starting with Wine version 6.0.1which also includes support for running 64-bit Windows applications on Macs with Apple M1 processors.
Apple Silicon support is courtesy of code contributions from the folks at CodeWeavers, the makers of Crossover, which is essentially a bloated version of Wine with commercial support. CodeWeavers has worked to enable Apple Silicon support in its software since last yearand now some of that code is upstream of Wine.
Some things to keep in mind about Wine is that it is a Windows compatibility layer and not an emulator or virtual machine. Some Windows applications may not work at all and some hardware may not be supported. Mac users may find some of the capabilities and limitations in a macOS Frequently Asked Questions on the WineHQ website.
But with Wine64 support on Macs with Apple M1 processors, you might be able to at least install and run some of the Windows Games and Apps Supported by Wine on Apple’s latest laptops and desktops.
Other changes in Wine 6.0.1 include translation and documentation updates as well as bug fixes for some games and apps, including several Adobe apps, the witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Originsand The Sims 3.
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