- As of this writing I am running Ubuntu 18.10 dual-booting with macOS 10.14.3 on a 10-year-old and significantly upgraded Mac Pro. Ubuntu is stable, fast, and reliable on this hardware platform.
- Ubuntu is my primary OS. I still use macOS several times per week – mainly to run iTunes to talk to my iPod Touch, but I also have a couple paid commercial apps on the Mac side that I really like. With the upcoming release of Wine 4 I am considering trying iTunes for Windoze on the Ubuntu side as an alternative for managing the iPod.
- I have come to the conclusion that one primary, practical, user’s point of view reason for the failure of Linux to capture a greater share of the desktop computer market is the insane situation for installing and updating applications. I won’t detail it all here, but to me, an article like this should not be necessary.
- The huge list of various Linux distributions can leave new users bewildered as to which to choose.
- Another desktop adoption issue: The absence of Microsoft Office is not a problem. LibreOffice and the other office suites out there more than cover that territory. However, the absence of Adobe software is a huge issue for many people in creative fields. I’m not saying there aren’t powerful and useful apps out there, but there are lots of folks that won’t even consider a move to another platform unless Adobe CC is available.
- If Microsoft wanted to get its feet wet in the Linux app world, OneNote would be a great place to start.
More to come…