I deeply value the consistency, versatility, reliability and integration of Mac OS X and the excellent quality hardware it runs on. However the current state of the Mac has me considering whether it’s still the right platform for me.
Running each one I was looking for these attributes:
- An integrated, consistent experience
- Opinions and thoughtfulness:
- One tool for each job.
- A sensible/minimal selection of pre-installed applications.
- Simple, easy to use/understand interface
- Visually appealing and consistent
- HiDPI support
- Timely updates
I’ve looked at doing this a few times, I go between working with a MacBook, iPad, iPhone or a Chromebook Flip and work with Linux all day on servers, if I was moving away from MacOS, I’d probably just go with Linux Mint or similar Ubuntu based systems.
Honestly though, I don’t see moving away from MacOS as my primary operating system anytime soon. It’s taken years for Apple to get this OS to where it is right now.