Norton 360 when will it run Native on the Mac
Posted: 14-Dec-2021 | 6:32AM · 1 Reply · Permalink
I use a MacBook Pro M1 with MacOs 12. I will not renew my subscription until there is a MacOs Native version of Norton 360. When will a Native version be available?
Re: Norton 360 when will it run Native on the Mac
Posted: 14-Dec-2021 | 1:54PM · Permalink
I would like to see this too as there will be a point in time where Rosetta will go away. I'm going to play a bit of devil's advocate here, however.
Given that Rosetta 2 translated applications have shown to run with performance close to native, what benefit do you expect to see with a fully native Norton? Intel applications are translated by Rosetta 2 ahead of time and only once - there's no "dynamic Intel instruction set emulation" going on that would suck performance down the tubes.
(I'm not a Norton employee nor a Norton shill. I have complaints about the product but they span both Intel and Apple Silicon platforms. I'm looking at this from a practical standpoint).
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