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Debian vs Mac OS X: What are the differences?

What is Debian? The Universal Operating System. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

What is Mac OS X? A desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. It brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay better focused on your work in Dark Mode. Automatically organize files using Stacks.

Debian and Mac OS X can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Debian has a broader approval, being mentioned in 551 company stacks & 2166 developers stacks; compared to Mac OS X, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

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Pros of Debian
Pros of Mac OS X
  • 50
    Massively supported
  • 46
    Stable
  • 18
    Reliable
  • 7
    Turnkey linux use it
  • 7
    Aptitude
  • 5
    It is free
  • 5
    Customizable
  • 4
    Works on all architectures
  • 1
    Stability
  • 1
    Elegant, Minimalist look

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Cons of Debian
Cons of Mac OS X
  • 9
    Old versions of software
  • 1
    Can be difficult to set up on vanilla Debian
  • 1
    Even less customization
  • 1
    Expensive if you don't want to break the EULA

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What is Debian?

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

What is Mac OS X?

It brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay better focused on your work in Dark Mode. Automatically organize files using Stacks.

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What are some alternatives to Debian and Mac OS X?
Ubuntu
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.
Fedora
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Linux Mint
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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