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Alright /g/, it's game time.

Give me a single reason to use GNU/Linux over Mac OS X. Consider the following.

-> You're paying $0.00 for what is essentially a hybrid kernel, the BSD userland (and everything that comes with it), and the Apple UI. Paying nothing for a very polished and stable certified-Unix system seems reasonable, considering how well Apple seems to integrate everything in their OS.

-> You're not really missing out on anything in Mac that you wouldn't in GNU/Linux. You've got the same version control software, compilers, a packaging system, and the same IDE's as GNU/Linux if you develop that way. Much of the underlying structure of OS X is rooted in Darwin, which is basically BSD, meaning that it's free and open source. You can literally look at the source inside the OS.

-> Let's also consider the proprietary side of things. Sometimes, the open source drivers and plugins the community has can be... a little lackluster. You have every streaming service available, the Microsoft suite of productivity software, and a whole host of other software available through the Mac App store, a great way of unifying all the programs available for OS X and providing them to the user.

-> The UI is very well done and responsive, and anything that it really wanted to hide from the user, can be found if they really wanted to. If you're someone who can't live without all the rice, it's not like you can't slap a tiling wm on it, make some modifications, and call it a day if you're so inclined. Once again, it's the best of both worlds.

-> "But Anon," you spurt out through your cheeto drooling mouth, "What about all the 'excellent' command-line tools that Linux has?" There's nothing that isn't already on OSX that you can't just compile anyway, since you were already going to do that on Linux.

So tell me /g/, what's the point, or even the benefit of using an often unstable, often untested OS made mostly by graduate students and old fogeys who bang on bongos?
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>using botnet OS
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I'm a Mac user as well. When will /g/ get an Apple general
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>>79682362
you can change literally everything you want about the os, even the init system or the display manager, you can boot to pure tty, also it doesnt bypass your vpn
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i need a snapchat hacker
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>>79682531
fuck I didn't mean this how do I delete
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>>79682459
I think there's one that pops up every now and then, I bet if you searched the archive you could just copy the OP text and post your own thread.
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>>79682552
you're fucked I'm CIA and I'm dispatching a rape ape to your house now
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>>79682455
>>79682501
these
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>>79682362
One thing I'll say in Linux's defence is that I wouldn't have had to type this in to get some privacy back:
>defaults write com.apple.AdLib "allowApplePersonalizedAdvertising" '0'
>defaults write com.apple.AdLib "allowIdentifierForAdvertising" '0'
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>>79682679
You dont even need to type that. Just check off the advertising stuff in the privacy tab in system preferences
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>>79682697
I only discovered it when I was looking through the output of 'defaults read', though. I didn't even know it was a thing before that. Makes me wonder what else  hasn't told me about.
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>>79682362
>"That'll be 3 grand for the shiny logo"
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>packaging system
What? The joke called Homebrew?
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>>79682459
There’s no apple general as it’d spell out fag. Applefags know the truth
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>>79682459
True. You faggots should get a general so we don't have a dozen threads everyday on relentless Apple shilling.
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>>79682362
>You're paying $0.00 for what is essentially a hybrid kernel, the BSD userland (and everything that comes with it), and the Apple UI. Paying nothing for a very polished and stable certified-Unix system seems reasonable
Isn't the cheapest license $700?
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>>79682865
 hides a lot of the complexity and beauty of UNIX inside the OS, but they still let you access it if you want to and you know how. You should explore it some time.
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>>79682924
>>79682929
I was considering it, but I know it'll just be flooded by retards like you spamming "haha fruit company bad" nonstop and destroying any actual conversation that could happen.
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>>79682362
>>79682531
>>79682552
Kill yourself normie faggot.
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>>79682975
Do it, if you keep making them eventually people will stop spamming. You can only beat a dead horse so much.
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>>79682975
fruit company bad
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Apple is pozzed shit. After the parler ban there's not shit you can tell me about Apple
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>>79683249
>App Store for years has been booting devs left and right for breaking rules
>Random boomer decides to break them
>Gets booted from App Store
>Noooooo not the HECKIN speecherinos!
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>>79683267
You will never ever be a woman, and fuck Apple and their arbitrary and selectively enforced rules. They won't get another dime out of me period.
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>>79682362
If you're gonna pay to give your data to a big company anyways at least choose the one that lets you run hentai games natively
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>stable certified-Unix system
I want a real, non gimped, operating system.
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>>79683382
seethe
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>>79682362
Tech Support threads belong in /wsr/
READ THE STICKY

You are asking people to recount their knowledge to increase your knowledge. That is tech support
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>>79683757
cope
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>>79682459
the most ironic thing is that people pretend that a macos general shouldn't exist meanwhile we have a very popular windows general that these people have no problem with.
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>>79683853
I'd be fine if you could contain your spam inside a single general instead of constantly keeping 5+ advertisement threads up.
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>>79683919
why can't we have apple hardware threads when we constantly have dozens of intel/amd/nvidia hardware threads up? just filter them
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>>79683933
>why can't I advertise online?
Gee Idk bro, buy a banner.
>but the other kids do it, mom!
Report it.
>but the mods don't care
Exactly.
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>>79682362
Yeah I didn't read any of this
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>>79683187
cringe
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No way in hell I'm getting an Apple computer. I burn through keyboards rapidly
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>>79684110
yeah, apple products aren't for kids who still eat at their computer and spill cum and soda all over their keyboards.
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>>79682910
install Nix
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>>79682910
thats why you use macports instead
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Mac OS X is outdated.
macOS requires specific hardware for which someone has to pay a premium.
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>>79684422
its good hardware though. for the keyboard, trackpad, screen, and (still bad but not as bad as other laptops I've owned) speakers, and size/weight, thats the kinda price you would expect.
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>>79682910
>implying nothing existed before Homebrew
You must be at least 18 to post
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I keep my stuff long enough that apple drops support for laptops I'm still using.
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>>79684422
Just stop being poor.
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>>79683267
I think you mean
>Boomer app complies with ToS
>Gets booted for bad optics
I mean Parler is a shitty twitter clone but of all the apps to ban, this one would have been easier to just shadowban and let it die on the vine.
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>>79682459
It's called /fag/ and it shows up every so often. Check the archive sites
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>>79682459
>>79682588
>>79682975
>>79683933
back to your containment boards
>>>/fa/
>>>/lgbt/
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Wow, the paid crApple shills just won't fucking leave /g/, will they? crApple is so fucking mad people still won't buy their shitty PCs after they finally had actual success marketing their fucking shit phones to dumb people who want to appear elitist.
Just give it up, crApple. Fucking be happy people are still buying your shit phones and tablets and just drop your fucking PC division because no one gives a fucking shit about it.
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>apple fucks
actually it is the guy who is not unhealthily preoccupied on computers who fucks. let's face it. everyone here cucks
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>>79682362
Apple users loves Cuckholding

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cuckolding-the-sex-fetish-for-intellectuals
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>>79683187
based
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>>79686687
If I do a nosecheck on the author, will I be surprised?
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>>79686687
kek
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>>79682362
Cus they put shitty computers in giant retarded monitors and charge you thousands for it. Are you a giant homo? Then Apple is the OS for you.
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>>79682362
It really comes down to trust. I don't trust Apple. They have a better track record than Google or Microsoft, but that's not saying much. It's also known that OSX has spyware at the OS level. Since I value my privacy, I've decided not to accept that.

There's also the whole free software argument, but something tells me you don't care about being able to read/edit the source code of the programs you run.
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>>79682362
KEK the shills are getting desperate and now have to write an essay to promote their bug filled, spyware os on /g/.
You will never be accepted here.
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>>79687863
cope
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>>79687534
ok sperg
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>>79688948
>t. applejeet desperately bumping the thread every time it slides
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>>79689007
>t. freetard desperately coping in the thread every time it comes up
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>>79682362
Linux 4 desktop
Mac for laptop
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I was thinking of getting a Macbook Air M1 give me the QRD on why I shouldn't and what I should get instead
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Lol.
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>>79689331
>zoomer thinks sage does anything
lmao
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>>79689437
test
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>>79682362

Apple - Sneed
Linux - Chuck
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>>79682362
the only reason linux wins for me is because you can customize the gui elements however you like
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>>79682362
GNU/Linux is a free operation system for free people. Stay on your proprietary overpriced OS, please.
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>>79682362
>You're paying $0.00
>You can literally look at the source inside the OS
what the fuck? it's simply not true
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>>79683933
>why can't we have apple hardware threads when we constantly have dozens of intel/amd/nvidia hardware threads up? just filter them
Those aren't Apple hardware threads, those are blatant shilling threads.



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