Not everybody is happy with Apple\u2019s recent Mac hardware updates, and some folks have been thinking about jumping ship and leaving macOS altogether. If you\u2019re one of them, then Linux might be just what the doctor ordered.\nIn this post I've included a number of distributions that might work well as alternatives to macOS. I've also included some helpful links that will ease the transition from macOS to Linux.\nHow to switch from macOS to Linux\nBefore we talk about distributions, it's good to have an overview of what to expect when you move to Linux. If you\u2019re considering switching from macOS to Linux, these articles will ease the transition from Apple\u2019s operating system to Linux:\nSwitching from macOS: The Basics\nSwitching from macOS: Developer Environment \nSwitching from macOS: Creative Work \nSwitching from macOS: Hardware \nSwitching from macOS: Open Source\nMy advice is to take your time, and learn as much as you can about what to expect when you move from macOS to Linux. Read through each article carefully and then apply what's there to your own unique computing needs.\nLinux distributions for Mac users\nI\u2019ve been a fan of Linux for many years now, and I've used a wide variety of distributions. One of the best things about Linux is that there really is a distro for everybody, including macOS users who want to switch to Linux.\nHere's a list of Linux distributions that might work well as alternatives to macOS:\nPCLinuxOS\nUbuntu MATE\nLubuntu\nKDE neon\nXubuntu\nElementary OS\nSolus\nLinux Mint\nUbuntu GNOME\nAs always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to computer operating systems. I recommend trying each of the distributions included above to see which one will work best for your needs.\nHow to try a Linux distribution on your computer\nSo how can you experience a Linux distro without actually installing it as your main operating system? VirtualBox is probably the best way to go. It\u2019s free and open source software, and you can install it on your computer right now.\nOnce you have VirtualBox installed, you can then install each of the distributions included in this post to see which one you like best. I suggest that you take your time and poke around with each distribution for a while before making a final decision about which one you want to use.\nIf you find that none of the distributions mentioned in this post meet your needs then you might want to visit DistroWatch to check out some other possibilities. DistroWatch is one of the best Linux sites on the Internet. You can see a list of the most popular distributions, and read reviews of various distros.\nDid you miss a post? Check the Eye On Apple home page to get caught up with the latest news, discussions and rumors about Apple.