Though the MacBook Pro hardware is simply put amazing, I could not learn to love macOS in the last 3 months and its quirks started to greatly impede my productivity. By no means am I enamored of Windows, but it fits my usual workflow way better than macOS ever did. I’m a linux fan in my heart, but for work I am often required to use MS Office products so this need for seamless compatibility left only one option.
Did you know that one of the most frequent mouse actions is clicking the back button of the web browser? If you use Windows, this can be achieved without aiming the pointer if your mouse has dedicated buttons for the forward and back functionality. Unfortunately, if you plan to use your non-Apple budget gaming mouse with macOS, you are gonna have a bad time as macOS doesn’t support this handy feature by default.
Imagine my surprise when I realised that I have to re-learn a ton of shortcuts I used constantly in Windows and Linux. Why? Because in macOS going to the start of the line in a text editor is not as simple as pressing the [Home] button...
Switching to Mac from Windows should have been a joy - and if I used the standard US keyboard layout it probably would have been less of a nightmare. In that case I only would have had to re-learn about 20 shortcuts to be effective again.
I was really excited that I would be able to use a Mac for the first time in my life at the new job I landed. After using Windows and Linux for more than 20 years in parallel this seemed to be a great opportunity to try something new.