After years on many linux distributions (eventually settling on ArchLinux on a 2010 MacBook Air for the best part of my life), I decided to switch to Mac OS. I work on a MacBook Pro 16 on Mac OS. It’s ok, despite very bad handling of control. I don’t mind the Touch Bar as It’s useful to put emoji 🤔, something I like.
MacOS is quite good and even if sometime I miss linux, some features makes it worth it. There are two things that
- you have to plug the charger on the right side, which is right, otherwise you have this puzzling kernel_task eating 100% of your CPU, draining your battery and deteriorating performance. You should seriously try this if you have a MacBook, and see this amazing answer by Adam on stack exchange. I googled this during the pandemic to find out
- There is no easy fix for this one: the balance of my wireless earphones changes when I adjust the volume (perhaps correlate with high-cpu load). It’s quite frustrating to adjust your balance 10 times per day. I installed an open-source app, Ballast (there are other free non-open source alternatives), to correct my balance in real time. But it’s quite crazy that this is necessary.