Is Moving from Mac to Linux a Trend?

Just found “Why I Switched from OSX to Linux” in /r/Linux where I commented:

This guy started to fall out of love with Mac at the same time I did. As a former, almost 30-year militant Mac fanatic, it’s surreal for me to watch my iMac gathering dust while I work on my ancient dell with Linux.

Another commenter (redditor?) asked,

This article on the same topic was literally posted some days ago. Switching is becoming a trend?

Again, the same things drove this user away from their love affair with Apple.

Reviews of new MacBooks seem to, more often than not, focus on the negative — and this is from Mac fans — reinforcing the feeling that computer users are no longer a concern for the Apple toy company.

Remember when MtV showed music videos? Remember when Apple made computers?


Souring Apples

It seems I’m not the only longtime Apple fanatic increasingly disappointed with their products. Jeff Geerling, a developer who “dabbles in photo and video work,” wrote I Returned My 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. A decision I made last night illustrated to me just how fast and how far I’m moving from Apple.

Background: My wife and kids destroy all technology they touch either physically breaking devices and accessories or filling them to capacity with every virus the Internet has to offer.

Last night, my wife needed to install something for work so she could remote to her job’s remote nonsense and asked me if she could use either my 2013 iMac or my ten-year-old Dell Vostro 1000. I depend far too much on the Vostro so I let her use the Mac.

Seriously, if, after spilling a pitcher of Hawaiian Punch on my desk I had to decide in slow motion which computer to save … wait, that doesn’t work … only the iMac’s base would get wet and sticky … well, you know what I mean … I’d save the laptop.