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Mac OS X vs Windows 10: What are the differences?

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; Windows 10: The most secure Windows ever built. 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.

Mac OS X and Windows 10 belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, Windows 10 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 11 company stacks & 33 developers stacks; compared to Mac OS X, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

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Ubuntu is much more faster over Windows and helps to get software and other utilities easier and within a short span of time compared to Windows.

Ubuntu helps to get robustness and resiliency over Windows. Ubuntu runs faster than Windows on every computer that I have ever tested. LibreOffice (Ubuntu's default office suite) runs much faster than Microsoft Office on every computer that I have ever tested.

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I liked manjaro a lot, the huge support it has and the variety of tools it provides is just awesome. But due to its parent platform being Arch Linux it has bleeding-edge technology and that meaning, we get updated 'daily', and if we keep updating the system daily, due to the bugs in the recent updates the system sometimes used to crash, this made the OS really unstable. However, one can avoid such crashes using periodical and careful system/package updates. I now use LinuxMint which is based on Ubuntu, and this OS is completely stable with reliable(mostly tested) updates. And, since this OS is backed up by UBUNTU the concerns/questions one can encounter while using the OS can be easily rectified using the UBUNTU community, which is pretty good. Though this is backed up on UBUNTU it most certainly does NOT include the proprietary stuff of UBUNTU, which is on the bright side of the OS. That's it! Happy Computing.

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Pros of Mac OS X
Pros of Windows 10
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    Stability
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    Elegant, Minimalist look
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    On 4gb other applications less likely to run smoothly
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    The best developer tools for all devices
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    Editors choice. But not suitable on 4gb ram. Alth
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    Complies with JIS Standard
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    Best for Indonesian PC Users
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    Great is if you have 8b ram and a 128gb ssd minimum

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Cons of Mac OS X
Cons of Windows 10
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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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    Worst OS to run on 2GB of RAM
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    Slow, slow and slow
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    Lags really much on low end devices
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    Can't fix bugs yourself

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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 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.

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What are some alternatives to Mac OS X and Windows 10?
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
A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.
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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