Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why I’m switching

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When I started my new job in October the computer that I had to use was a Power Mac G5. This wasn’t my choosing - the guy before me really liked macs and had the whole office switch over several years ago. I was allowed to get a new laptop as well, and chose a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 and installed Ubuntu.

Until now the Mac has been my primary machine - home of email, web browsing, scheduling, and my main design activities. Why? Because that’s the way I set it up at first, before my laptop arrived. I used the laptop mainly for harder development activities, and file transfers (more on that later). This week I finally decided to move to the Ubuntu machine for my primary activities. Why? Because I just don’t like OSX that much. It hinders my activities in some pretty significant ways.

Why I’m leaving Mac