I’ve had a long love-hate history with the Mac: love the elegance and innovation, hate the lock-in. It’d be very nice to be “pure” and run Linux, and with the newer Ubuntus that has become really easy. I may have finally even found a replacement for iTunes, my biggest stumbling block to moving! Plus its always nice to follow in the footsteps of Mark Pilgrim, if not Cory Doctorow.
I’m getting sick of being locked into Apple apps — I use Apple Mail because I want Spotlight (Linux alternative) and Keychain support (no alternative), Safari (+Saft) is more Mac-like but Firefox is more flexible, iPhoto is meh. I’m ambivalent about my feed reader and my terminal app (buggy) and my torrent client (crashy), and my desktop manager (unstable), I love Adium but Pidgin is fine, TextMate is really nice but esoteric, Vim can still serve all my needs. I love Quicksilver and Growl, and don’t really want to live without them…
I know its bad, but I’ve been relying on the imminent release of Leopard, the shiny new version of OS X, to keep my thoughts away from once again considering my Mac/Linux duality. But there is very little apparently new in the next version, and now its been delayed until October, meanwhile my box is increasingly slow and unstable, and I’m not sure another clean reinstall is really the solution. Meanwhile Ubuntu Feisty is right here, right now, and really darn tempting.