The Mac is an ever-increasingly closed-off ecosystem, with users finding that they need to use dongles and converters for everything from ethernet cables to SD card readers. The decision to replace the Escape and Command keys with the gimmicky “touch bar” a couple of years ago wasn’t great either. It’s safe to say that when it comes to macOS, the honeymoon is over. Longtime users are starting to get fed up with Apple from the way they restrict compatibility to their amateur file system, to the way their operating system takes away advanced functions longtime users are used to using. In this article we’ll go over the best Linux distributions that Mac users can install either on their Macs or on dedicated Linux computers. Fedora has long since established itself as a leading Linux distro thanks to an impressive repertoire of packages and pretty much unrivaled stability.
It ships with the GNOME desktop environment which, as we’ll see again later in the list, is as close as you get to macOS out of the default batch. What’s more, it gives you access to GTK3 themes, including the excellent theme created recently. As Fedora uses the robust Wayland protocol, it also has access to distinctly, which are vital to recreating that slick, gliding desktop experience that macOS is renowned for.
A lot of Mac users have reported Fedora to be one of the best-functioning Linux distros you can run on a Mac. Elementary OS It is impossible to talk about Mac-like operating systems without talking about the.
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This is a Linux distribution that adopts some of the design philosophy that Apple employs into their work: simplicity, beauty, and features. When it comes to this Linux distribution, if you’re coming off of macOS, this is the choice you should consider first and foremost.
Elementary has taken a lot of functions and features that some Linux distributions struggle to enable easily (like, for example) and made it so users have a great out-of-the-box experience. If you’re a new Mac user frustrated with Apple and have recently switched, try this version of Linux first.
Solus The project is a new one that has only recently gained popularity. Since then their mission has started to resonate with a lot of people: a Linux distribution that works as hard as it can to give you a first class desktop experience. Solus, like Elementary, tries to make it so users aren’t hunting around for software or looking at forum posts in order to figure out how to use their newly-installed Linux distribution. Budgie is the flagship desktop for Solus, and it is created from scratch to mimic the look and feel of Mac. It comes with a notification area that highly resembles that of macOS. As a Mac user, when you install Solus, you’ll feel right at home. Alternative: is also based on the Budgie desktop and has been included as one of the Ubuntu favour.