Wilder Hazard

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Technical adjustments

March 26, 2021 — Asher Wycoff

I recently jumped ship from the Mac following the Big Sur update, which not only introduced an assortment of disgusting UI changes, but signaled a much more fundamental shift. Apple is deadset on cutting macOS down from an OS that lets you do what you want to a sad, locked-down, tablet-with-extras stump. The efficiency gains of Apple Silicon™ are impressive, but it looks like they'll be purchased too dearly from the software side. Thanks to Apple's growing hostility to hardware repairability, I'd been flirting with a move to Linux since the twelve-inch MacBook was introduced. The OS 11 transition looked like the time to commit.


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