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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.

What is Windows? A group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed by Microsoft. A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.

Mac OS X and Windows can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

Blue Toque Software, Ericsson, and FIDATA are some of the popular companies that use Windows, whereas Mac OS X is used by Liztum, EXANTE, and iPhady. Windows has a broader approval, being mentioned in 20 company stacks & 54 developers stacks; compared to Mac OS X, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

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    Stability
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    Elegant, Minimalist look
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    Lovely

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Cons of Mac OS X
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    Expensive if you don't want to break the EULA
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    Even less customization
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    Not free to use
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    Proprietary

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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.

What is Windows?

A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.

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What are some alternatives to Mac OS X and Windows?
Linux
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.
Android SDK
Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
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.
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.
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.
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