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If I had to leave the Mac? I'd switch to Elementary OS

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Perhaps it’s a holdover from the Apple Depression of the 1990s, but I sometimes wonder where I would go if I ever needed to leave the Mac. So, where to?

I used Windows professionally in my work for The Man, and I hated most of it. Fortunately, it was only for 20 years, so no big deal. Because of this experience, though, if I had to move, my first choice would be to see if I could make it after all—Mary Tyler Moore–style—in the Minneapolis of computing.

I’m speaking, of course, of Linux.

Once you’ve decided to dip your toe into the open waters of Linux, which waters do you choose? Enter Elementary OS.

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