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Bustin' Out: Why I'm Leaving Apple's Ecosystem

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Bustin' Out: Why I'm Leaving Apple's Ecosystem

It's the little things. And the not-so-little ones, too.

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J. Austin Hughey
·Mar 8, 2022·

1 min read

This post is a work in progress.

Apple's MacOS was an amazing operating system back when I first switched, well over 15 years ago. And the user experience - for the most part - remains amazing even today. But I'm seeing some trends from Apple, and have for many years, that have me worried (I'm not the only one). Coupled with their massive failure in implementing low-level features people in my profession need for working with things like containers and virtualization, coupled with overpriced hardware, a total failure to put the end user in control of application execution and access (those privacy settings? yeah those are bypassed easily) and their move to ARM, I've finally decided I'm going to give Cupertino the boot.

tl;dr: I'm switching to Linux. Very carefully. It's gonna take a long time (at least a year I'd guesstimate) and it's gonna be painful, but I'm pissed off enough to do it.