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Finding an Alternative to Mac OS X – Bit Cannon image/svg+xml

As someone who has switched back and forth between Linux and macOS, I found this to be a thoroughly interesting read. I’m not surprised that Elementary OS was featured as one of Wesley’s top picks, it’s probably the most macOS’ish desktop Linux, at least in the look-and-feel department.

Also interesting was John Gruber’s commentary:

The truth is, for most of us, there is no good alternative to MacOS. Nothing. And it took so long — not years but decades — for MacOS to get to where it is that I don’t think any other OS could ever catch up. That’s what’s driving the arguably paranoid fear that Apple is abandoning the Mac. It’s not so much the evidence (lack of updates to Mac Pro and Mac Mini, and concerns about software quality) as the high stakes: if the Mac goes away, the world will be left without a Mac-quality desktop OS.

I’m hoping that all this talk of Apple abandoning the Mac really is just paranoia. That said, if they do, I guess I’ll just find myself using Linux a bit more often, again.

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