There is an ongoing news cycle about Linux 6.2 being the first kernel to support the M1, started by @ZDNET. This article is misleading and borderline false.

You will not be able to run Ubuntu nor any other standard distro with 6.2 on any M1 Mac. Please don't get your hopes up.
We are continuously upstreaming kernel features, and 6.2 notably adds device trees and basic boot support for M1 Pro/Max/Ultra machines.

However, there is still a long road before upstream kernels are usable on laptops. There is no trackpad/keyboard support upstream yet.
While you can boot an upstream 6.2 kernel on desktops (M1 Mac Mini, M1 Max/Ultra Mac Studio) and do useful things with it, that is only the case for 16K page size kernel builds.

No generic ARM64 distro ships 16K kernels today, to our knowledge.
Our goal is to upstream everything, but that doesn't mean distros instantly get Apple Silicon support.

As with many other platforms, there is some integration work required. Distros need to package our userspace tooling and, at this time, offer 16K kernels.
In the future, once 4K kernel builds are somewhat usable, you can expect zero-integration distros to somewhat work on these machines (i.e. some hardware will work, but not all, or only partially).

This should be sufficient to add a third-party repo with the integration packages.
But for out-of-the-box hardware support, distros will need to work with us to get everything right.

We are already working with some, and we expect to announce official Apple Silicon support for a mainstream distro in the near future. Just not quite yet!

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