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  • Box64 0.2 Gets DXVK 2.0 Running, Many Other Improvements For Emulating x86_64 On Arm

    Phoronix: Box64 0.2 Gets DXVK 2.0 Running, Many Other Improvements For Emulating x86_64 On Arm

    In addition to the very successful FEX-Emu emulator for enjoying Linux x86/x86_64 games on AArch64 and other x86/x86_64 software on Arm there is also the Box86 and Box64 projects with similar goals. Out today is Box64 v0.2 and Box86 v0.2.8 for running Linux binaries on other architectures...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/Box64-0.2-Box86-0.2.8

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    How I'd love to do this on my M1 MacBook Air or a Qualcomm computer. I love the battery life but MacOSX just isn't my cup of tea.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mitch View Post
      How I'd love to do this on my M1 MacBook Air or a Qualcomm computer. I love the battery life but MacOSX just isn't my cup of tea.
      You only buy the M1 because battery life? i buy a lenovo this days with a ryzen 7 5700u and have most of time 10h of bat life using linux (web development)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mitch View Post
        How I'd love to do this on my M1 MacBook Air or a Qualcomm computer. I love the battery life but MacOSX just isn't my cup of tea.
        I'm in the same boat. AFAIK Qualcomm is planning to release some new chips in 2023, based on Nuvia's designs I think. There's also some laptops with 8cx gen3 but I'm not sure how linux friendly they are. Overall I'd say the future looks good.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

          You only buy the M1 because battery life? i buy a lenovo this days with a ryzen 7 5700u and have most of time 10h of bat life using linux (web development)
          The M1 laptops not only have insane standby/hibernation time (using maybe 1% a day, if that), they also reliably and instantly enter and come out of sleep when closing the lid.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Britoid View Post

            The M1 laptops not only have insane standby/hibernation time (using maybe 1% a day, if that), they also reliably and instantly enter and come out of sleep when closing the lid.
            I've never had any issues with coming out of sleep after opening the lid, nor do I know anyone that has issues like that…

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

              I've never had any issues with coming out of sleep after opening the lid, nor do I know anyone that has issues like that…
              Recent AMD APUs are notorious for having sleep issues. AFAIK Rembrandt still isnt fixed in released kernels, and my G14/4900HS still isnt quite right.


              This has nothing to do with ARM/x86 though, just platform and OS support.

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              • #8
                i've found that box is a much less useful tool than fex for the things that i use it for. i have an m1 macbook pro and i run linux inside of a vm. most of the software i would want to run are old 32 bit only games. most stuff that is 64 bit that i would want to run already has an arm version natively available. apple's m1 doesn't support 32 bit instructions so you can't actually even use box 32 to run said applications. fex supports 32 bit on 64 bit. i suspect as more and more arm cpus move toward dropping support for 32 bit instructions that fex will increasingly become the only feasible solution for people.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brucethemoose View Post

                  Recent AMD APUs are notorious for having sleep issues. AFAIK Rembrandt still isnt fixed in released kernels, and my G14/4900HS still isnt quite right.


                  This has nothing to do with ARM/x86 though, just platform and OS support.
                  My 6850u APU on my Thinkpad Gen 3 does sleep extremely well. It's virtually instant to sleep or wake. It has some other things that may get in the way of the battery life it theoretically should have like power usage controls. Hopefully 6.2 will let us choose Cool N Quiet and get maximum battery life and minimum heat and noise.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

                    You only buy the M1 because battery life? i buy a lenovo this days with a ryzen 7 5700u and have most of time 10h of bat life using linux (web development)
                    Can you link a model?

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