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?

Companies
7 companies use macOS in their tech stacks, including PACE, Sotong Kitchen, and fligoo.

Developers
21 developers use macOS.

macOS Integrations

Slack, SourceTree, Sketch, CocoaPods, and iTerm2 are some of the popular tools that integrate with macOS. Here's a list of all 23 tools that integrate with macOS.

Why developers like macOS?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use macOS
Top Reasons
macOS Reviews

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

Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 650 views
atStackShare
macOS
Windows
CloudApp
#Skitch

I use CloudApp because it saves me so much time and energy. I use it at the very least once an hour. When Skitch was shutdown I thought my life was over! CloudApp saved the day and gave me features that Skitch didn't have.

If you write a lot of technical content (or any content for that matter) it is an invaluable tool. I'm not sure about Windows support but it integrates flawlessly with macOS. 🤘

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Tim Abbott
Tim Abbott
Founder at Zulip · | 4 upvotes · 591 views
atZulip
Windows
Linux
macOS
Vagrant

We use Vagrant because it is the best toolchain for having a standardized development environment that is readily provisoned with just a single command on macOS, Linux, and Windows.

There's a lot of things that could be better; the thing I dislike the most is how Vagrant configuration file is a Ruby script with weird semantics around conditionals, which makes it its own special language to learn. They would have been a lot better off with the configuration approach taken by Xen (where the configuration file was a straightforward Python system).

Also, it's error messages are optimized too much for people developing Vagrant itself, and not enough for helping end users who are using Vagrant, which means one has to google often to figure out what the actual problem is.

Still, I don't think there's a better alternative for a development environment that Just Works for hundreds of developers. Docker isn't really designed for the development environment use case in my view, since it's optimized for throwing away state and getting a clean one when you make changes, and that's sometimes really not what you want. And having to SSH into a remote development environment has significant latency and editor setup costs that in my view make it a backup plan, not the main way to do things.

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macOS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to macOS?
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.
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.
CoreOS
CoreOS is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, CoreOS uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many CoreOS machines.
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macOS's Stats

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