Rosetta does not support the virtualization of x86 machines, Boot Camp is not available on the Mac ARM

Mac users who rely on the virtualization software of Windows may have some problems when Apple will switch to its own ARM processors custom, since the translator Intel-to-ARM Rosetta does not support the app of virtual machines.

Apple has outlined the limitations of the Washer 2 in a document on its website, noting that while it may translate to “most” of the app based on Intel, noon is able to do the same with the app of virtual machines that manage computer platforms x86_64 . The popular app virtualization x86_64 include products of Parallels and VMWare that virtualizzano Windows environments.

Rosetta is a key feature that will help Apple and developers to switch from the Intel-based Mac hardware running chips based on the ARM. The layer of software that translates the app that contain instructions on x86_64 for Apple Silicon, using a set of instructions to arm64. The implementation of the function now gives developers the time to create a universal binary for their apps, but as a note, Apple, Rosetta can run slowly and does not replace the native app.

In addition to the restrictions x86 Rosetta, Boot Camp will no longer be available for use on Mac with Apple Silicon. For now, the macOS utility that has allowed the startup of Windows and Mac operating systems, it will remain in the macOS Big Sur as a feature only Intel. The Mac ARM will not be able to access the function and the company has not announced a replacement.

The transition To Apple’s Silicon is expected to last about two years. It is not known if the virtualization companies are working on a solution for ARM chips, while VMWare on Tuesday has declared that in July there will be a “technology preview” compatible with Big Sur Fusion.