re: You Probably Don't Need a Mac VIEW POST


I've been using apple products for 14 years and I've justified it by building iOS apps and (at the time) using software that was much better on those platforms. Also, apple (at the time) was setting important tech and design trends which felt great to be a part of. Now it's getting harder and harder to justify an apple purchase.

Is there anything you wish your linux setup had that your macbook at work has?


I honestly don't miss OSX when using Linux. Just about all the tools I would use day-to-day on OSX can be replicated on Linux. I will say I miss Alfred and I wish Sketch would release a Linux client (I would gladly pay them for it). For now, though I make do with Figma and an Alfred alternative.

P.S: And Figma is quickly catching up to Sketch in my eyes.


I actually Bootcamped my late 2012 Macbook Pro to run Linux because I felt like I was trying to be agile with a set of massive training wheels that can't be removed! Does MacOS have a middle click, yet? That, and having to drag and drop all the time seriously bothered me!

Then, I also dropped an SSD into the thing which OSX "killed" to the point where it was only showing up in disk tests, then proceeded to use it as a boot drive until about a year ago; now it's just another drive.

I guarantee there are nice OS-related things that Mac has now, but I can't believe it'll ever be enough to get me away Linux...


A standard "settings" shortcut.

On MacOS, the cmd + , will always open the settings.
On every other desktop, it won't, and that's pretty annoying.

I sadly have yet to find anything else I'd want


Yes! Butterflies, that's the only true way.


You said that sarcastically, right?
Because if you have ever customized linux you would know that you can even set a nuke to fire on any keys you want, LoL

No, I said that seriously.
Sure, I can tweak any linux software to use a single key for settings.
But do I really want to try to re-tweak every software I use for this?

In MacOS, it is a standard, so it's always this key by default.

The argument isn't in the feasibility, it's in the comfort.

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