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Swervage
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Sep 18, 2014, 06:52 AM
 
So for the sake of my quesion i ask 2 things:
1) Leave windows out of this, it's not a free-for-all fight.
2) Be unbiased. We're at a mac forum, try to not cheer up for mac just because you like it.

So my question is: Why do you choose Mac over LInux?
I'm actually doubting if i should change over to Linux, as it seems to be made more for the programmer. (What i like)
     
jmiddel
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Sep 18, 2014, 02:35 PM
 
I use OS X because it works seamlessly to get all my work done. I don't need to fiddle around with the os underpinnings. If someone wants to, they can just drop into Terminal and work from the the CL.
     
OreoCookie
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Sep 18, 2014, 04:06 PM
 
OS X offers most of the affordances of Linux: there are various packet managers that allow you to use pretty much all of the open source software you can think of. You have direct access to a command line (and I use it every day). And if you plug in a printer via USB, you can just print with zero configuration.

I've used FreeBSD and Linux, but I honestly don't miss anything on OS X.
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turtle777
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Sep 18, 2014, 06:14 PM
 
Other than cost (cheaper hardware) I really don't see any advantage.

Personally, I like Apple's hardware, the quality and design, so I see no reason to go generic hardware + Linux.

Plus, OS X is quite a nice, refined GIU.

-t
     
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Sep 18, 2014, 06:34 PM
 
One comment about hardware: even if I were using Linux, I don't think my hardware would be much cheaper. I'd probably use a Lenovo or perhaps even a Mac anyway.
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And.reg
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Sep 18, 2014, 06:45 PM
 
Find me a linux OS whose GUI is as gorgeous as that of either 10.9 or 10.10 (pick your flavor), has multi-column folder navigation, allows syncing between my Mac and iPod, and is as fast as OS X... until then I am not considering switching.
     
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Sep 19, 2014, 10:58 AM
 
The tools I require for work are not available on Linux (I'm a musician/teacher/studio owner).
     
   
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