Editors of Mac website switch to Ubuntu
The editors of ResExcellence.com, a popular Macintosh website and longtime Mac enthusiasts, have switched to Ubuntu. The two have made their criticisms of the Mac community publicly available, much to the ire of many ResExcellence readers.
“I’ve been making my living as Mac-specific developer for several years now… I was a true Mac die-hard,” writes editor Bryan Lund . “But the Macintosh community, with its bad attitudes and diva-esque nature, rained on my parade. Sure there were other reasons why I switched. But that was the tipping point.”
“It has been my experience that the Mac ‘community’ … tend to be incredibly negative and expect much more than they deserve,” writes Lund.
“To be quite honest the community problem was the real killer. If … the community was fun to be around and work with … I would have stuck it out. I would have made it work (no matter how much productivity or hair I lost).
“But I had to quit. To move on to something that made me happy. An OS, and a community, that was, in general, positive and helpful. Linux has that community,” says Lund.
Fellow editor Chris Fisher says the pair “thought it was time to really identify all the reasons we were making this change. Thats why we spent time … and wrote up our thoughts. We wanted to share what we have been through.”
Lund has published a full argument for why the two decided to switch operating systems at Why I ditched my Mac for Linux”.