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Destination Linux – We're Leaving Apple?

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The day has come. Travis has made up his mind. After being an Apple user for almost a decade, it is time to part ways.

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27 thoughts on “Destination Linux – We're Leaving Apple?

  1. I was given a macbook pro i5 I swapped out Drive to ssd. I am so glad I never bought a mac. It's overpriced and though it can do some of what I do I'm so glad I would never pay the money for it. I dislike Windows. I have used ubuntu Linux since its first version I now use 18.4.3 long-term I have been playing with cinnamon I like that too I give that to most of my customers I'm able to do everything in linux they can do in Windows and Mac I'm an artist though I don't record music I play music on it but I paint on mine you made a good choice by going to Linux you've already used it once all you have to do is stay with it and when something doesn't work somebody will fix it you don't have to wait for long updates or any of the other problems that come with other operating systems. I hope you do okay with yours. Enjoy and Welcome to Linux.

  2. Definitely make the jump to Linux. Once you go the Linux way, you will find that is based on the cost for the hardware that can do things faster and better than you ever worked with MacOS.
    Video editing and managing the photos and getting the production done has never been faster for me.

    Install Arch from scratch and install Gnome desktop on it, use the Dash to Dock extension and you will be happy with the workflow coming from the Mac.
    The only thing I always loved from Apple is the integration over the different things you use in your daily life like your iPhone and your iPad and all are sharing the same stuff, but you will get used to it without this and find your way to work around this via something like iCloud.
    So, basically, welcome to the Linux side and I hope you will enjoy your new PC with Linux as your OS.

  3. Go for it man, Linux is great for making videos. I do all of my video stuff on Linux. One thing though (I am aware this might be out of date by now), but I have heard that DaVinci Resolve doesn't play nicely with most distributions. It mostly seems to work well with CentOS, so you might want to install that instead of Arch. That said though, I might be talking out of my arse as Arch tends to solve a lot of problems like that itself.

  4. My golden Archy protips: Namib GNU/Linux and Archman. They both 100% Arch compatible but suoer esay peasy to install and come equipped with some softwares to get you started. Very much preferable over Manjo and Arco crapola.

  5. That's a good switch that you have made. With Linux for the most part, you are not dealing with a major corporation that plans, planed obsolescence. Linux runs really fast and is more responsive than windows. Windows 10 is a bloated shitty OS. Apple with continue to go that path of making older macs run like crap after every major new release. Arch is good if you are experienced, and you are experienced. My choice for a Linux Distro is Linux Mint. Linux Desktop has come a long ways in 10 years. I do believe that more people are switching to Linux. Welcome to the Linux again!

  6. You might want to check out privacy If you haven't already. One of the biggest steps in making your life more private is switching to a different operating system (which you are already going to do).
    privacytools.io is a great website for this kind of thing.
    Otherwise, I think you're headed in a great direction.
    Also, check out parabola and hyperbola linux. They are arch forks without binary blobs. Hyperbola in particular is very interesting, as it has other features.

  7. The day Valve released Proton, I wiped my SSD and put Arch Linux on my desktop. Windows 10 is a fiery dumpster fire. I will always prefer local software I control over some service in the cloud that has final say over my local hardware.

  8. If you are building a video editor on Linux make sure you use an Nvidia graphics card because everything I've seen says it is the only way to get Davinci Resolve to work on Linux and it is bar none the best editing suite available for Linux. Lightworks is okay. Kdenlive and Shotcut both work as does Olive and Cinelerra, but Kdenlive is slow rendering and ShotCut is lacking in terms of it's interface and it's ability to do any effects work in my humble opinion. You can do things with it, and some of it's interface is great, but how it does titling and masking is just horrible. Blender is great for effects work on Linux, but Davinci Resolve is just so much better than anything else available for Linux, especially as Fusion and Fairlight Audio are integrated with it now. Lightworks has a very quirky interface too and you have to upgrade to a paid version of it to use if you want something other than 720p. OBS is also great on Linux, so it is useful, but if you are building go with Nvidia graphics and get at least 32 GB of RAM and be ready for Davinci Resolve. There are instructions about how to get Davinci Working on arch based Manjaro available here in YouTube and they discuss the NVidia graphics issue too.

  9. Ok Linux will be a bumpy road but you seem to have some experience on it. I recommend using Manjaro Architect and installing the Deepin DE (my persona fav DE). With Manjaro you have access to the AUR and installing any libraries or anything you need really will be a walk in the park. If you've installed vanilla Arch, Manjaro Architect will be a walk in the park too. Welcome to Linux and definitely check Chris Titus Tech, I think his videos will be very useful for whatever you may need. I subbed in case you need any help in the future. 😀

  10. I can def understand your frustrations with apple. What I don't understand is why your Mac has to be new. I normally buy mine refurb and then upgrade. I understand you can't do that with the newer Macs. I'd def go with Linux but Id stay far away from anything arch based if stability is important to you.

  11. I'm using linux mint since early 2019 for my desktop and I don't want to switch back. It's very productive and user friendly. It reminds me of what Macintosh felt like when I switched from windows to Mac 10 years ago.

  12. Hi! While linux video production is still somewhat challenging for many people, it's completly doaboable. It just requires some time investment to set everything up and adjust your wokflow. Going the arch route is definitely harder in the short run than using Ubuntu Studio or other such distros, but it's a great learning experience that pays for itstef a hundred time. Even more importantly, it's almost garanteed to be way easier after the initial hard period. By forcing you to learn about your systems internals, arch puts the user back in the control seat. When dealing with new software or hardware, you will be in a position to understand how and why things work.
    Finally, the system is build in a way encouraging your to customize it perfectly for your personal workflow. Syncing with a nas for instance, or automatically convert video files can be configured in extremely precise ways tailored on your way of producing. Where windows software offers you a workflow that you should adapt to, arch asks you to configure very general tools to ajust them to your way of doing things. This open the door of automation, and make you think about your computers in a new way: they are here to work for you, not the other way around.

    Windows is (in my humble opinion) out of the question : it's a dying plateform, as the current move from every big software editors toward clouds make an increasing number of professionnal software accesible from any system supporting modern browsrs. On the windows plateform, you have little automation power, and it's geared toward everybody to the point of appearing super meesy. Unless you really want to invest the bare minimum amount of time and work for the swich, and are not ready to learn anything of substance; which doesn't seem to be your case, don't do it.
    Apple's ecosystem offers a workflow that is not personalisable, but at least is well though through, and crafted with taste. But it comes at a cost, and may not be suited for specific use cases outside of their vision.
    Linux (GNU or other) is free of charge (though you sould pay when you start feeling the software is usefull in order to support developpers) and it gives you the control. But control is a double edged sword: power comes with responsabilities and a learning experience. Not to say it's extremelly hard or something. Just be prepared to tinker with your system to get it working properly.

    Edit: Ok reading your other comments you seem to know your ways. Then my answer is much shorter:
    "yes, of course"

  13. Just remember that you are switching OS. So Linux is not Mac. Don't expect everything to work like a Mac. Take time to learn whatever OS you choose. Hell you can buy cheap Linux books on Ebay for like $2, or since you said your interest is Arch – bookmark the Arch Wiki. Most Linux distros have their own forums or Discord chat so it'd be worth to visit those for support as well as Linux subreddits and YouTubers. Linux has changed a lot over the years, with better driver support for gfx cards and a plethora of desktops and window managers to choose from.
    Manjaro Xfce is a good choice to start with an Arch based distro. It will feel similar to what you are used to. Oh and you can now play many Windows games with Steam "Proton" and thousands more via "Lutris", which is like a gaming platform on steroids.

  14. Awesome! I’ve been using Linux for most of my life, and I’ve used Linux exclusively for about a decade. It’s definitely the way to go. The learning curve is steeper, but you already seem like you know what you’re getting yourself into with an Arch-based distro.

    I grew up with Macintosh in the 80s and 90s. I first used Linux in the mid-90s. As Linux got better, I used macOS less and less. The last macOS version I used was Snow Leopard. I want to like Apple, I used to like Apple, but you succinctly explained why Apple is almost forcing its users to other operating systems. And it’s a shame. macOS could be so much better than it actually is. Whereas macOS is on a slow decline, Linux is on the ascendancy. It’s a good time to switch!

    I see using Windows as eating fast food. Using macOS is akin to eating at a high-end restaurant where the chef will prepare any meal you request. But it’s really expensive!

    Linux is like home cooking. It may take some time to learn at first, but you have a full kitchen, a garden, and a local farmers market with which to trade ingredients, recipes, or anything else. More fun and healthier!

  15. Goodluck man. LeanLinuxTV and Chris Titus Tech are the channels that got me to linux about 2 months ago. Maybe browse some of their videos and figure something out. Welcome aboard the linux wagon

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