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Christian Kruse,

In this interesting article Wesley Moore writes about switching away from macOS. He writes about his motivation and reasons:

  • Access to regularly updated, pro hardware.
  • Not restricted to Apple hardware that makes choices that I don’t value, such as:

    • Removing the Esc key.
    • Removing all legacy ports necessitating the use of dongles for everything.
    • Prioritising thinness and weight over everything else.
  • Access to hardware that Apple doesn’t make, such as 2-in-1 laptops.
  • Getting comfortable with an alternative before I’m forced to.
  • The ability to inspect and contribute to the OS I use.
  • Using an OS where developers are first-class citizens.

I can understand his reasons: I for myself have similar problems with Apple nowadays (besides the moral issues). Interestingly he also favors elementary OS:

Elementary is stunning and definitely my favourite. It won’t appeal to everyone but their philosophies and direction really resonate with me.

I’m trying out elementary as well (using it for a week now, I am pretty happy with it), so it was nice to read that somebody else likes it as well - especially since loads of Linux users I know think that this not the way Linux is supposed to be.