What is Rosetta in the New MacBook M1 and how they get this name?
What is the Rosetta?
Rosetta is a dynamic binary translator developed by Apple Inc. for macOS, an application compatibility layer between different instruction set architectures.
That’s means if you want to run software or a program that is not available for apple silicon chip. With the help of rosetta, you can install intel-based software in your silicon chip (M1 chip) most of them.
Interesting facts about the name Rosetta
Do you know rosetta is a city in Egypt?
Rosetta (now days is Rasheed) is a town on the north coast of Egypt, and here an inscribed stone was found, which contained an inscription in their different languages and scripts( Greek, and two forms of Egyptian). Scholars who could read Greek figured out that the names of kings and queens were enclosed in a little frame, called a catouche. They then placed the Greek and the Egyptian signs side by side and identified the sounds for which the Egyptian letters stood.
As you can see, a lion stood for L and a bird for A.
Scholars could still read Ancient Greek, Once they knew what the letters stood for, they could read other inscriptions as well.
The Rosetta Stone is one of the most important objects in the British Museum as it holds the key to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Why is it called Rosetta?
It is called the Rosetta Stone because it was discovered in a town called Rosetta (Rasheed).
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After the Stone was shipped to England in February 1802, it was presented to the British Museum by George III in July of that year. The Rosetta Stone and other sculptures were placed in temporary structures on the Museum grounds because the floors were not strong enough to bear their weight! After a plea to Parliament for funds, the Trustees began building a new gallery to house these acquisitions.
Why apple choose this name?
Rosetta stone’s inscription still a mystery and to understand the inscription we need the convert the language into our language or the language that we use nowadays.
So if you noticed that, in apple silicon, Rosetta software is doing the same kind of thing. it converts the intel-based code( old code ) for the new machine (M1 chip). so that the new chip can understand and run the software.