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Discussion on: What does your operating system say about you? Spoiler - probably nothing

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Jing Xue

Well, I'd like to think MacOS as only half of the forest being bulldozed to build a shopping mall. You could live in the mall for the rest of your life with all your needs serviced right there. You could also choose to - by dropping into a shell - step out and into the other half of the forest to enjoy the "nature". At least in theory you have the best of both worlds.

Unfortunately the Mac's quality, in both hardware and software, has been declining in recent years, so the mall is looking more and more rundown. Meanwhile, Windows has been building up - by providing WSL2 - its version of the half-mall-half-forest best-of-both-worlds, for much less cost. So of course we start seeing people migrating back to Windows.