Linux developer and YouTuber Asahi Lina (@LinaAsahi) has now, for the first time ever, succeeded in using KDE Plasma and the current Gnome Shell, two of the currently dominant free desktop environments, on the current M2 -Make processor from Apple executable. Full GPU acceleration with 10 cores included.
Linux on the M2 with full GPU acceleration
KDE Plasma and Gnome run on a MacBook Air 13″ (2022) with M2 SoC with full graphics acceleration via the 10-core GPU. It is based on Asahi Linux and the open-source graphics stack Mesa 3D, which is essential for gaming under Linux, as the developer demonstrates in a more than eleven-hour video blog. Applications, benchmarks and games run in parallel.