User mu shows us how he set up his FreeBSD laptop to function like a Mac visually and in terms of related apps. mu provides a list of applications and configuration settings to get your experience as close as possible, with the power of open source.

This is a tour of my FreeBSD laptop. I’ve set a goal of configuring a Unix laptop with focused and efficient user interface, suitable for all sorts of office work, research and entertainment tasks. My point of reference for this machine is the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2015 and Jobs-era MacOS versions, on which my choices of user interface elements are mainly based.

This is a work in progress. I am not a programmer or a systems administrator, hence, this post is a user’s perspective which may be of interest to others considering FreeBSD or another open source OS for their daily desktop use and are coming from the Mac background. I will occasionally update this page with the latest information.

Original post: http://trafyx.com/?p=2551

Hacker News discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17862499