What will I be missing if I make the switch from Ubuntu/Linux to Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by asifnaz, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. asifnaz macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2010
    I am using Linux/Ubuntu for 3 years now . I always wanted a Mac but could not afford it . Mac OS is quite similar to Ubuntu as they share common back ground from Unix .

    what thing I am going to miss if I switch .

    Ubuntu is highly customizable (we can make it look according to our needs )

    I wonder if this can be done with Mac OS X .

    how do you use your computer with only one mouse button .

    I am looking to buy a MBP 15" .

    thank you
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    1. Macs use multiple button mice. Have done for years. Even back when the standard Apple mouse was a single button device, Macs supported multi-button mice natively.

    2. There are things you can do to customise the look, but most people don't bother. One of the Mac's strengths is the user interface. My experience is that it pays not to mess with it.
  3. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
    Macs are pretty good computers I use them from 5 years now. Previously I have been using linux for 10 years. I only use it now for my servers.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Not really. Various tweaks for functionality are available, but nothing for Ubuntu-like theme changes that work reliably.

    Somehow we manage to tough it out.

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