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Big Sur Hints

New Devices - ARM (Apple Silicon) processors

This processor consumes less power and generates less heat. This is ideal for laptops. This may take some time to be implemented in Desktops.

They are going to go away from Windows Boot Camp. KVM and Xen Open Source will support virtualization.

The Verge: Rosetta 2 is Apple’s key to making the ARM transition less painful

Big Sur 10.16

They already removed the 32-bit software which was the first step towards this.

If you have had problems finding software to use on Catalina it will carry over to 10.16.

They are also expected to not support the third-party kernel extensions in 10.16.  Upgrading will cause some issues for existing Intel Macs.

Python has already been reported to run well on ARM, but there are still a lot of third-party compilers that don’t support ARM at this time.

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