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On elementary OS Battery Icon Looks Good Unlike On macOS Big Sur

I’ve been using elementary OS for more than a year now. I had quite a few people approach me with the statement that my operating system looks like macOS, some even thought that it was macOS.

I don’t think that elementary OS has many similarities with MacOS even less now with the new macOS Big Sur update. Don’t get me wrong, I think that the new macOS Big Sur looks great although I don’t like some design changes, like that new battery icon.

I’ve Tweeted how battery icon indicators look like on elementary OS as a joke towards a new battery icon in macOS Big Sur. I’m so proud to use a well designed operating system like elementary OS is. I hope that more people find elementary OS or Linux, in general, more appealing thanks to a better design from the amazing developers like Daniel Foré, Cassidy James Blaede, and others.

The biggest similarity between macOS and elementary os came because of the gray system color and bottom centered dock. Since Big Sur’s new design language those two operating systems never looked more apart. I believe that people will still wonder what version of macOS I use, let’s just hope I can convince someone to switch to elementary OS.



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3 comments on “On elementary OS Battery Icon Looks Good Unlike On macOS Big Sur

Wrong. If not a shameless copy of MacOS, elementary OS is Mac os wannabe: how can you not notice this? Come on, what they are doing is pretty obvious: they are trying port what they think are the best features of Mac OS to linux: consistency, color schemes, and workflow. Please, don’t be afraid to recognize the evidence: look at the headerbars, the column view in the file manager and… oh, come on, they even copied the symbol of the super key! (too bad they skipped the Global Menubar, which was IMHO the first thing to bring over!). Is there something wrong in copying another UI? Actually no, even if I do like original desktops like GNOME. BTW, copying is something many other desktop do (look at Cinnamon, Plasma and other minor DEs. They all pretty much copy windows). So, why bother if Elementary is copying Mac OS? Nobody, actually! But please stop saying yourself that this isn’t a replica. Because it is. And you all know it.

I use ElementaryOS on my second laptop to experiment, I would like to use it in daily use but the absence of Adobe apps leaves me with that feeling that something is missing.

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