Re: Transition from mac to linux user
Darling is in incredibly early stages so far. I think it can only run a few command-line Mac programs.
I switched from Mac to Ubuntu. My Mac was obsolete, basically the last version of Mac OS it could run was OS 9.1, and if I had upgraded the RAM I might have been able to force OS 10.1 onto it. Not that it would have helped, few Mac programs were still compatible with 10.1.
I had no money for a new computer and old Mac OS 9's browser was increasingly unable to surf major websites. So I installed Ubuntu... it was slow on such an old computer, no Flash and no 3D acceleration, but it did work and I liked the new system.
Later I bought a cheap PC which ran Ubuntu like a dream and I've stayed with it since.
Install Ubuntu if you want to learn Linux and try something different, if you like Ubuntu it'll be worth it. Or even just install Ubuntu to get more use out of an obsolete computer. Apple obsoletes its machines quite quickly and you news to be wealthy to keep up.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.