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Debian vs macOS: What are the differences?

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; macOS: The primary operating system for Apple's Mac family of computers. Desktop, laptop and home computers, and by web usage, it is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows.

Debian and macOS belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

Zomato, esa, and Webedia are some of the popular companies that use Debian, whereas macOS is used by PACE Telematics GmbH, Sotong Kitchen, and Fligoo. Debian has a broader approval, being mentioned in 387 company stacks & 390 developers stacks; compared to macOS, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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Justin Dorfman
Open Source Program Manager at Reblaze · | 1 upvote · 61.3K views

If you have a file (demo.txt) that has 3 columns:

Column-1    Column-2    Column-3
Row-1a      Row-2a      Row-3a         
Row-1b      Row-2b      Row-3b
Row-1c      Row-2c      Row-3c
Row-1d      Row-2d      Row-3d
Row-1e      Row-2e      Row-3e

and you want to only view the first column of the file in your CLI, run the following:

awk {'print $1'} demo.txt

Column-1
Row-1a
Row-1b
Row-1c
Row-1d
Row-1e

If you want to print the second column of demo.txt, just replace $1 with $2

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Pros of Debian
Pros of macOS
  • 51
    Massively supported
  • 47
    Stable
  • 18
    Reliable
  • 7
    Turnkey linux use it
  • 7
    Aptitude
  • 6
    Customizable
  • 6
    It is free
  • 4
    Works on all architectures
  • 3
    Clean Interface
  • 1
    No promoted content

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Cons of Debian
Cons of macOS
  • 9
    Old versions of software
  • 2
    Can be difficult to set up on vanilla Debian
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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 macOS?

    Desktop, laptop and home computers, and by web usage, it is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows.

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    What are some alternatives to Debian and macOS?
    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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