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What is the most MacOS like Linux distro?


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I am looking to kill 2 birds with 1 stone here. I am wanting to try macos and linux, so why not combine both and see how I like it.  What is the most MacOS like linux distro available that can run on older i5 with hd4000 graphics.  

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I've heard of Ubuntu Budgie. There's also Elementary OS that I have ran on an i5 3320M that was on my old ThinkPad X230 and it ran fine.

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I have used elementary OS in the past and it's like OSX 7. Not really a modern interpretation of MacOS.  I will have a closer look at budgie and see how that runs!  thanks. 

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Eh.  Sort of opposite situation here.  I spent the last two months trying Linux and in the end decided to just go and buy a MacBook.  We'll see how it turns out...

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There is a youtube video on converting gnome to a very "macOS style" setup. I think I am going to try that and see how it goes. 

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Zorin OS has the ability to be "skinned" (for lack of a better term) to look like macOS: Zorin OS - Make your computer better.

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Do you think a core i3-2367M with 4gb of ram and SSD will run the newer linux distros with some success?  it' has intel 4000 graphics as well. 

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I downloaded and installed cutefish OS.  Only to find out after when reading about some issues I was having that it was not being supported anymore and that it's DOA.  So I removed it from the partition. Now I am downloading Deepin 23 beta.  It looks really nice and should be fun to try out.  I think I erased part of my windows partition on the laptop. No matter as it was my sons old device which nothing on it was important.  

 

I will just format the SSD and away we go.  Best part it has an extra 16gb ssd built in I an use for cache and whatnot as well.  

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