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Apple lost the plot since Steve Jobs died.

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For many, many years I've defended Mac OS against the claim that it didn't allow users any "control" over the OS. Suddenly, it's disturbingly true. With Mojave, Apple has dropped the pretense of caring about "power users" and begun gutting admin permissions for even trivial things. You may no longer copy your Time Machine backups into your own backups folder, nor change its permissions. You can no longer remove Apple's apps, even with sudo. That Stocks.app is now "required by MacOS" says it all. You may not express annoyance with any of this in Apple's user forum or the "Ask Different" fanclub. If you do, you will be censored like I was (for nothing worse than saying they had hamstrung admins, and asking how to regain former permissions).

Like Windows, MacOS gets more lipstick at every update, with little attention to core functionality, security (ie, Facetime) or reliability. My current $4k Macbook Pro replaced another one that I returned because it had so many problems I thought it was defective. Turns out a frozen machine is just a Mojave feature, because my new Macbook Pro does the same thing any time I restart with an external monitor attached. In addition to unresponsive black screens, I've seen one kernel panic reboot in the 2 weeks I've had this computer, permissions issues, a Finder freeze, wifi dropping out, and mirroring options won't display in the menu bar. No OS is perfect. I don't hate Windows 10, I don't love it. Same with MacOS. And Linux. But at least Linux didn't just fire a shot across my bow, letting me know they no longer respect my right to administer, configure and repair my own OS, so that's where I'll soon be.

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Horrible

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I purchased a MacBook Pro in 2011 and the experience was like no other. It was horrible. The Mac took ages to turn on and was horribly slow. I am never purchasing another, nor will I reccomend one to a friend. I am currently back to using Windows and missed it for the period in which I used that Mac.

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Nah he's right. I also purchased one in 2012 and was indeed horrible. Keys fell off replaced them TWICE. Screen is glitchy. And the updates kept breaking the os . And forst the first time ever since using Mac constant crashes. All this only after 1 year!

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macOS is a very pretty desktop, but over time, they have been subtracting functionality and the ability for users to change things. Hopefully macOS stays powerful for a while longer. It's still a POSIX compliant Unix variant, so I can't complain too much.

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Works seamlessly with macs, bring the best desktop experience I can imagine. The power and functionality is endless, and works perfectly for developing in Apple ecosystem or designing anything

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The half-close, half-open Garden that freed me from the prison of Microsoft Windows.

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Linux is awesome, but it was Mac that freed me from that dirt-hole of Microsoft-Windows. Microsoft-Windows is a torture to my Mind.

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Love it

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I love the look and feel of this OS. I also like that it's built on a UNIX like foundation and got a real Bash terminal to do all the dirty work. This OS makes Windows feel lika a toy.

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So much for doing "the dirty work" in Terminal. Try "sudo rm -rf /Applications/Stocks.app". Apple is gutting admin permissions.

I like Mac OS X

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Honestly, I like OS X better than Windows. And I could never quite get the hang of Linux. So kill me.

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Try it again. A lot has happened in the last 7 years. Distros like Mint and Manjaro are great for beginners. Many desktop environments have been improved or entirely re-written recently. KDE Plasma is especially accomplished - far more usable and user-friendly than Windows or MacOS. Otherwise, try the Budgie desktop or, if you're really dead-set on something Mac-like, try Gnome 3.28.