macOS certainly has issues but MY GOODNESS is it ever a world of difference once you:

- use any Linux DE for a long stretch of time
- switch back to macOS

I have yet to find any all-encompassing Linux "system" that feels as well thought out as macOS. Linux is certainly superior in terms of user control at a deeper level, but more experience is needed to tap into those "features".

Design, ease-of-use and attention to detail cannot be overlooked. macOS just does this better.

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Linux :linux: : great customization
Mac :apple_inc: : : professional and clean
Windows :microsoft: : hot garbage

@kev @allinone0 @tdarb If macOS and iOS didn’t exist, I’d go back to Linux for sure. Microsoft couldn’t pay me to use that dog’s breakfast. 😆

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@pim @kev @allinone0 @tdarb I don't think I could do Linux again. Did it for way too many years before in the corporate and startup worlds.

@mpmilestogo @kev @allinone0 @tdarb Ironically that’s how I feel about Windows. Used it for far too long back in the day, and don’t miss it one bit. In fact it now serves as my perfect excuse not to help people with their tech support questions. 😂

@pim @kev @allinone0 @tdarb I never cared for Windows much either. Ended up using it way too many years in corporate IT endeavors. Now I shiver when confronted with Windows or Linux. Hahahaha.

@mpmilestogo @pim @kev @allinone0 @tdarb I used to be a Linux... "user" for many years... for a lack of better words, but I was rather... exclusive about it, if you get what I mean. Now I'm on Mac, so there's that.

@sindastra @mpmilestogo @kev @allinone0 @tdarb Honestly if you’d told me years ago I would give up macOS at home for an iPad, I’d never have believed it. Yet here I am using iOS/iPadOS only at home and loving it. I’m way past the point in my life where I want to tinker, I just want to create and get things done—hence why I think plans to self-host things will be changing. Here’s an article I wrote about my experience:

pimoore.ca/2021/09/12/the-futu

@pim @sindastra @kev @allinone0 @tdarb I had an iPad and iPhone only when I lived in Vietnam. It seemed to be perfect for my needs but then some friends with Vietnamese kids doing online learning for school had problems with accessing the school materials. I gave away the iPad to the boys and bought the M1 MacBook Air there. I love this laptop. I did like moving around only with the iPad and iPhone though. So much easier.

@mpmilestogo @pim @kev @allinone0 @tdarb I also got the M1 MacBook Air! Have been using just this machine with macOS since. Before this, I kept switching machines and distro hopping and sometimes Windows for games, etc. It's so much nicer to just have one machine and OS while feeling right at home. This M1 laptop is thin, lightweight, silent (no fan), has great performance and still lots of battery life. It's like mutually exclusive things all put together. I love it. :D

@sindastra @mpmilestogo @pim @allinone0 @tdarb +1 for M1 Air here. Been using it for around a year now. Sold my desktop - it's now my only device. It's fantastic.

@pim @mpmilestogo @kev @allinone0 @tdarb I could imagine just using an iPad or iPhone temporarily if I had to. Say, for camping, airplane, traveling, hospitalization, etc. where a laptop would not fit or be too cumbersome or otherwise impractical. But an iPad couldn't (for now) replace my development environment or real sysadmin applications and CLI tools and so forth. It's great for consuming, but I'd be impaired in IT. I guess if you're not doing heavy IT at home, then it's fine, though. (:

@sindastra @mpmilestogo @kev @allinone0 @tdarb If I was heavy into development, video production, or graphics design, my situation would likely be very different. Though to be fair, if your workflow accommodates it you can SSH to a remote machine for coding, so even that has improved. The iPad is not a panacea for everyone, but when it works it’s a joyous experience.

@pim @sindastra @kev @allinone0 @tdarb definitely Pete! One of the joys of the iPhone and iPad has been the Working Copy app. I have had an SSH client before but that app. Even if I don't use it, I support the developer. What a wonderful invention.

@mpmilestogo @pim @kev @allinone0 @tdarb Did you know that all iPhones and iPads these days have a hardware security chip? It's called the "Secure Enclave", it's been around for many years and some apps can make use of it to store the SSH private key. It's kind of like having a built-in YubiKey, sort of. M1 Macs also have this chip, and there are ways to use the Secure Enclave for SSH in the terminal, too. Since both of you mentioned SSH and iDevices, I thought I'll mention it. :D

@sindastra @mpmilestogo @pim @kev @tdarb me just having no idea whats going on because im too poor to get an apple product

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