Fedora Asahi Remix is the result of a close multi-year collaboration between the Asahi Linux project and the Fedora Project. We’ve worked hard in order to bring you a fully integrated distro, cooperating closely to get improvements and bug fixes to users as quickly as possible. All of our Asahi platform-specific packages are in upstream Fedora and fully supported in Fedora Linux 39.
With Fedora’s excellent 64-bit ARM support and mature development process, you can expect a solid and high-quality experience without any unwanted surprises. Fedora Asahi Remix is based on Fedora Linux 39, the latest Fedora Linux release with the newest software versions across the board. All M1 and M2 series MacBook, Mac Mini, Mac Studio, and iMac devices are supported.
We are proud to offer KDE Plasma as our flagship desktop environment. With leading edge Wayland support and a highly customizable experience plus wide support for Apple hardware features, KDE Plasma is a joy to use on Apple Silicon.
Want to use Night Color to keep your screen from disrupting your sleep cycle? No worries, it just works. Tweak your trackpad settings for a more comfortable experience? Everything’s right there in System Settings. Are things on screen too big or too small? Just adjust the display scale to your heart’s content, even in 5% increments. We’ve worked with the KDE project to bring you bug fixes and improvements to improve platform support, and we’ve also built a custom Calamares-based initial setup wizard so you can be up and running in no time with minimal fuss.
Fedora Linux 39 comes with KDE Plasma 5.27, with the latest patches and improvements. But that’s not all: Stay tuned for the upcoming Fedora Linux 40, which will bring us KDE Plasma 6 with even more improvements.
Rather use GNOME? No worries, we’ve got you covered with GNOME 45. Or, if you prefer to roll your own desktop configuration or want to set up a headless server, our Server and Minimal images will let you set things up exactly the way you want to.
Whether you’re a KDE enthusiast or a GNOME lover, Fedora Asahi Remix comes right out of the box with a 100% Wayland environment, bringing you the newest desktop and display server technologies, which are a perfect match for Apple hardware. You’ll get a buttery smooth desktop, with absolutely no tearing or glitching, just like on macOS. Experience seamless HiDPI support in our KDE Plasma builds, even across multiple displays with different display scales.
And with upcoming improvements in the Wayland ecosystem, we’ll be able to support new technologies such as HDR and display notches, as well as proper display calibration. Have some X11 apps to run? No worries, XWayland is available and fully supported as a bridge for legacy applications.
Fedora Asahi Remix ships with the world’s first and only certified conformant OpenGL 4.6 and OpenGL ES 3.2 for Apple Silicon.
We support open graphics standards and test against official and industry-standard test suites, which means you can be confident that your apps and games will run correctly and render as they’re intended to. And we’re not stopping there, with Vulkan support in the works. We aim to unlock the full potential of Apple Silicon graphics, well beyond what is possible by layering on top of vendor-proprietary APIs like Metal.
Over the past two years, we’ve worked hard to pioneer the world’s first fully integrated DSP solution for the desktop Linux ecosystem. Just install Fedora Asahi Remix and enjoy high-quality audio right out of the box, no setup needed. We’ve worked together with the PipeWire and WirePlumber projects to add support for fully automatic and transparent DSP configuration, and then individually measured and calibrated 8+ different machine models, designing a customized DSP filter configuration for each one.
With our in-house Bankstown bass boost technology and our own pioneering open source Smart Amp implementation to safely provide full loudness and dynamic range, the result is the best audio you’ve ever heard on a Linux laptop. And we’ve even optimized the scheduling and power consumption of the DSP processing, so you’ll get excellent battery life while playing back audio.
* Available on M2 model only.
* Local dimming available on 14" and 16" models. Maximum 60Hz refresh rate on all models. HDR/120Hz not yet supported.
† Available on 13" models only.
‡ Available on 14" and 16" models only.