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The primary operating system for Apple's Mac family of computers
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What is macOS?

Desktop, laptop and home computers, and by web usage, it is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows.
macOS is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses macOS?

73 companies reportedly use macOS in their tech stacks, including deleokorea, Fundamentei, and Scale.

474 developers on StackShare have stated that they use macOS.

macOS Integrations

Slack, Sublime Text, SourceTree, ASP.NET Core, and Sketch are some of the popular tools that integrate with macOS. Here's a list of all 248 tools that integrate with macOS.
Pros of macOS
Clean Interface
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Decisions about macOS

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose macOS in their tech stack.

William Miller
CEO at Stealth Startup · | 6 upvotes · 72.6K views

We are developing an AWS IoT app for large boats. The IoT devices have sensors all over the boat for engine oil pressure, position, water depth, fuel level, crew location, etc. When the boat has internet, we interact with AWS cloud using lambda and Amazon DynamoDB. When the boat is offshore, the captain and crew still need normal and emergency alerts and real-time sensor information. The crew might have an Android or IoS phone or a Windows or macOS PC to receive alerts and interact with sensors. We may use the AWS GreenGrasss edge computing solution and either MQTT or HTML for that function.

Question: We want to develop a cross-platform client to run on Windows, Mac, Android, IOS, and possibly Linux. We are primarily Python programmers, so PyQt or Kivy are options for us, but we have heard good things about React Native, Flutter, Xamarin, and others. We think an AWS Greengrass core on an RPI4 could communicate to the client with MQTT or a local webserver with a client web interface.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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macOS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to macOS?
A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.
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Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Windows 10
It is the latest iteration of the Microsoft operating systems and has been optimized for home PC performance in a wide variety of applications from serious work to after-hours gaming.
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
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macOS's Followers
339 developers follow macOS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.