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Posted by Kier - "why I moved from Linux to Mac OS X" #2

Posted by Kier - "why I moved from Linux to Mac OS X"

Like many, I started with Windows � 95 through to XP. At age 11-12 I toyed
with a number of Linux distributions: Mandriva/Mandrake, RHEL, Debian, Gentoo�
until I finally settled with Ubuntu. After dual booting for a year or so I
finally rid myself of Windows entirely. I stuck with Ubuntu for 4 years and
then made the switch from Linux to Mac OS X via means of a OSx86 hackintosh
� OS X installed on custom PC hardware. After two years of running OSx86 hackintosh
I finally bought a cheap Macbook Pro, which I still use 2 years later as my
main home/work PC connected to an external 30-inch monitor.

I loved Linux (and still use it on a daily basis over ssh) but it�s lack of
support, lack of applications, and lack of �shine� pushed me towards move from
Linux to Mac OS X as my day-to-day operating system. OS X is second only to
Windows as the most active general purpose operating system in use, 

Since my switch from Linux to Mac OS X many years ago my experience overall
has shifted � where I once was constantly tweaking my Linux desktop system
to get things to work and keep them working, my Mac OS X system �just works�.
This is what I want on the system I spend 100 hours a week on fixing other
systems. I can�t waste time building the latest version of an application from
source because a release isn�t yet available for my distro. I can�t waste time
figuring out why something isn�t working on my hardware. I can�t waste time
tweaking every single unpolished part of my OS � and I am an obsessive tweaker.
It makes no sense to waste time fixing/tweaking my own system when I can be
paid to do it for others.


http://blog.kier.pe/technology/why-i-moved-from-linux-to-mac-os-x/


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On Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:02:20 +0100 (CET), Dave U. Random wrote:

> Posted by Kier - "why I moved from Linux to Mac OS X"
> 
> Like many, I started with Windows � 95 through to XP. At age 11-12 I toyed
> with a number of Linux distributions: Mandriva/Mandrake, RHEL, Debian, Gentoo�
> until I finally settled with Ubuntu. After dual booting for a year or so I
> finally rid myself of Windows entirely. I stuck with Ubuntu for 4 years and
> then made the switch from Linux to Mac OS X via means of a OSx86 hackintosh
> � OS X installed on custom PC hardware. After two years of running OSx86 hackintosh
> I finally bought a cheap Macbook Pro, which I still use 2 years later as my
> main home/work PC connected to an external 30-inch monitor.
> 
> I loved Linux (and still use it on a daily basis over ssh) but it�s lack of
> support, lack of applications, and lack of �shine� pushed me towards move from
> Linux to Mac OS X as my day-to-day operating system. OS X is second only to
> Windows as the most active general purpose operating system in use, 
> 
> Since my switch from Linux to Mac OS X many years ago my experience overall
> has shifted � where I once was constantly tweaking my Linux desktop system
> to get things to work and keep them working, my Mac OS X system �just works�.
> This is what I want on the system I spend 100 hours a week on fixing other
> systems. I can�t waste time building the latest version of an application from
> source because a release isn�t yet available for my distro. I can�t waste time
> figuring out why something isn�t working on my hardware. I can�t waste time
> tweaking every single unpolished part of my OS � and I am an obsessive tweaker.
> It makes no sense to waste time fixing/tweaking my own system when I can be
> paid to do it for others.
> 
> 
> http://blog.kier.pe/technology/why-i-moved-from-linux-to-mac-os-x/

Looks like Chrissy Ahlstrom is already having a hemorrhage trying to
wrap his pea brain around yet another Linux stalwart leaving the
herd.

Too bad he doesn't have the balls to be honest and tell the herd off.
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us
3/11/2014 11:31:03 PM
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