Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

A Linux User Tries Mac OS X

Filed under
Linux
Mac

Over the years, I've come very close to giving OS X serious consideration for replacing my existing Linux PCs. Yet ultimately, even considering the fact that my wife owns a Mac, I've found that a Mac's benefits simply aren't there for me.

Recently I decided to look into my mindset a little more closely. I think that sharing some of the stopping points that keep me from switching to OS X might be interesting and worth intelligent discussion.

After all, it's not like there’s an absence of Apple products in my home. My wife enjoys her iMac every day and both of us use iPhones. So it should be obvious that I have no animosity toward Apple or OS X. I merely weighed out what matters to me as an end-user of a product.

My initial attraction to OS X




More in Tux Machines

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Git 2.11, Xfce 4.12.3, FFmpeg 3.2.1 & Mesa 13.0.2

openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio reports on the latest Open Source and GNU/Linux technologies that landed in the repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system. Read more

What Is A VPN Connection? Why To Use VPN?

We all have heard about VPN sometime. Most of us normal users of internet use it. To bypass the region based restrictions of services like Netflix or Youtube ( Yes, youtube has geo- restrictions too). In fact, VPN is actually mostly used for this purpose only. ​ Read
more

The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source and to avoid closed software the company has added an Atheros Wi-Fi dongle with open source drivers rather than use the built-in Wi-Fi chip. Read more

Open Hardware/3-D Printing