Apple M1 chip and Vex code V5 and Vex Code Pro V5

So my current laptop is showing age and I am planning to upgrade to Apple mac book pro with M1 chip. Does any one know if Vex code V5 and Vex Code Pro V5 will work on Apple M1 chip. I cant find anything on Vex site .

Thanks
Ashish

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Having watched the WWDC keynote where they announced the chips. It appears that all apps (Including Vex code) will work on the new M1 chips. The only difference is whether or not they are optimized for the M1 chips.

So yes, it should work.

To go on what @Max_Johnson03 said, it will be run virtually rather than natively. I would assume that it would work but with some performance issues. However, it should be noted that reviews of the M1 Mac indicate that the virtualization that Apple has to allow for x86 apps to run on M1 is pretty good.

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I don’t think Apple will sell you a computer that can’t run the applications you are currently running on a mac. If you are using a laptop “showing age” I don’t think it will run worse. That’s all I know for certain but based on their keynotes and youtube videos I have seen, it should all be ok.

Thank you every one for the info. I will be ordering the machine in a few weeks i will report back to this page if its working

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dont get a mac. they are horrible computers for what they cost, and while the M1 benches fast, it is a RISC cpu so in certain areas it will be incredibly slow. That, and most software is made for x86 processors. Your best bet if you want OSX may be to get a new windows laptop and make it a hackintosh. Best Buy has some pretty good open box deals.

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Dont be an elitist prick. Apple makes good machines, but horrible policies. And its plenty for writing code.
I made a mistake here, I apologized below

And its not even risc, its arm
The hackintosh experience also sucks

I hope you like it, i hear the battery life is amazing.

Just a note, this is a bit much for a forum of this nature.

Secondly, Drew wasn’t entirely incorrect. Apple does typically have a bad price to performance ratio, especially for some of their higher-end products. But that’s beside the point. Drew voiced his opinion. Rather than attacking him, voice why you believe otherwise. Maybe you two could create a fruitful thread where the OP learns a lot more.

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ARM is in fact a RISC instruction set, and I dont appreciate being called an “elitist prick,” though I’m guessing you too are a bulletbarry subcriber? Anyway, I don’t like Apple but I have nothing against people who use their products, I’d just not do so myself and I’d like to help others not make that mistake, too.

Also if you’re above the hackintosh experience, Linux Mint might be more your taste?

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Sorry, I guess I’m just not used this kind of community.
@Drew2158U I screwed up and made a harsh statement, it was innapropriate
My point is that dollar for dollar compared to other thin and lights, especially with the new arm chip its equiveliant or better than windows machines, and a lot of copanies are now being forced to arm by apple so the software isnt a big deal. And the emulation is great on mac, rosetta 2 is great.
I hate apple for other reasons but they do make good machines. I just like to repair my own stuff.

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Ok bullet barry is great, but that kind of act shouldn’t be associated with him, i was angry and took it out on you, Im sorry Drew
And unfortunately there is no vex pro on linux; only windows and mac

no worries, and I can’t believe I was right lol. I saw your use of “elitist prick” and it immediately made my mind jump to console peasant quotes.

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Sorry, I’m just used to the pc community where I see that kind of crap right under videos thoroughly disproving that theory
Apples come a long way recently
at least in mobile products
Also, i was saying that the hackintosh experience sucks because a lot dosent work

Especially recommending to students, like those on this forum isn’t a great idea, it’s a project. I use Linux for all my software development, but I’m in my 20s and don’t run around recommending it to everyone for much the same reasons.

As to the original question, the pros slack has had users already running m1 macs working through bugs getting the setup working for future users. I expect similar bugs in the short term with vexcode but that they will sort it all out before too long. (EDIT: the bugs with pros were specific to the python library they used so vexcode wouldn’t have identical issues)
@jpearman that fair?

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