Why I switched back to Linux

As mention before my main reason to switch to Linux was to escape from all the proprietary, controlled environments, services, tools and software that we all become depended on over decades of computing.

In the beginning OS X was open and fun, finally a *nix system with a usable applications and GUI! All that changed with the arrival of the iPhone and later iPad resulting in a closer coupling with iOS. Don’t get me wrong OS X is a still a solid operating system for those who enjoy Apple’s vision of the ideal desktop. It offers access to pro-level applications that many companies rely on. However, after 15+ years Apple’s Walled Garden is no longer the most practical operating system for my standards development and photography workflows.

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Switching to Linux

As I mentioned in my last posting, 2016 New Year’s Resolution, I installed last summer Ubuntu Linux on my new Web Server and laptop. Over the holidays I got thinking; what is keeping me from using Linux on all my systems? The end result was my new years resolution to do just that, moving my day-to-day work from main desktop running OS X El Capitan to Ubuntu 14.04.

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