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joshsullivan
joshsullivan

Installing elementary OS in VMWare to see if I could live with it. I’ve heard only great things about it.

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joshsullivan
joshsullivan

Well elementary OS is definitely the most enjoyable Linux OS I've used, well thought out, the UI is fantastic and very macOS like, which is a plus for me. I'll be dual booting this on my MBP sometime this week.

jack
jack

@joshsullivan I'll be interested to hear if you end up thinking of it's macOS-like-ness a positive over time. Uncanny valleys and all that. When I tried it (briefly, and a while ago) my first thought was, well, this is kind of like a shitty version of my Mac :).

kaa
kaa

@joshsullivan wouldn’t mind trying this out at some point.

twelvety
twelvety

@joshsullivan I’ll be interested, too! Elementary is one of those flavors of Linux I don’t want to forget is there, in case I ever get a wild hair and want to try something non-macOS.

joshsullivan
joshsullivan

@jack I can see that comparison too. I think I just need something a bit like I am used to, so that I can get comfortable with Linux.

Which distro are you using?

joshsullivan
joshsullivan

@twelvety I looked at a few, but landed on Elementary for a couple reasons, one the UI is similar to macOS so easier to grasp, and as I've been watching people submit issues, they've quickly responded with help, or a fix is added to the next release and pushed out the next day which is just crazy to me coming from macOS/Windows.

jack
jack

@joshsullivan Manjaro Gnome right now. It's still only on a hobby laptop but works pretty well. I've been testing a few others (Mint, Elementary, Pop_OS, etc.) in VMs just to get a feel but nothing has jumped out at me yet.