User mirrorshades recounts their story of transitioning from a long time OS X user to FreeBSD.

I’ve been using Mac OS X since the Public Beta, though not as a daily driver for a few years after it was initially released.

Pismo, PowerMac, PowerBook (12″ albook!), MacBook, iMac… It’s been a long road, really, and until the last few years I’ve been very happy.

Before OS X, I used Linux or OpenBSD as a desktop (and before that Windows 3.1), and was generally pretty happy for many years, but I did spend a lot of time screwing around with X11 configs and dist-upgrade breaking my world, and all the usual stuff you might remember from 2003 or 2004.

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