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VMs on Apple Silicon are 😭

Issue:
I want to install Kali to do some privilege escalation practice, but I can't run x64 VMs in VirtualBox on my shiny new MBP. And I don't feel like dealing with any possible limitations in the ARM distro of Kali - at least not on a lazy Sunday morning.

Cause:
VirtualBox has no Apple Silicon support yet.

Solution:
Use UTM https://getutm.app

Example Code:
None today!

Notes:
UTM was super simple to get rolling, and the performance is more than adequate for what I am doing. $10 well-spent.

Kali x64 installing in UTM on M1 MacBook Pro

Update:
Performance was pretty terrible, so I'm running the ARM64 version now. SO FREAKING FAST.

Discussion (2)

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galtashma profile image
Gal

UTM is just QEMU compiled for iOS, why not just use QEMU directly?

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Honestly, just laziness. :D