I have been using desktop Linux since 2005. However, in my personal experience, the Linux desktop has not succeeded in becoming the viable alternative to Windows or macOS. Even Canonical changed their #1 bug in launchpad where they pretty much withdrew from the desktop space. Both Red Hat and SUSE made it clear from the very early on that desktop is not their area of interest. Of late even openSUSE and Fedora have shifted their target audience and are now rightly focussing on developers, sysadmins and devops crowd.
So as I plan to upgrade my laptop, I am thinking should I just go for a MacBook, running macOS and still get access to all UNIX tools and utilities or buy a laptop with desktop Linux on it?
The reason is, as a tech enthusiast, I need access to latest technologies. At the same time, I want a platform which can handle anything that I throw at it. The most important of all is the ability to use whichever tools I need for the job. Last but not the least I want something that just works. I no more have time to spend hours in just making my computer work.
Personally, I feel while almost all enterprise/infrastructure innovation in happening in the Linux world, the desktop world has largely remained behind and plays catch up with macOS and Windows. I use Linux everywhere else, but on the desktop it’s becoming a limiting factor.
So my question to you readers is, should I switch to macOS as getting work done is more important than the platform.
Have you switched from Linux desktop to macOS? What has been your experience so far?