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FreeBSD vs Mac OS X: What are the differences?

FreeBSD: An operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community; 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.

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

FreeBSD is an open source tool with 4.42K GitHub stars and 1.74K GitHub forks. Here's a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub.

Zscaler, Zetaops, and iwantmyname are some of the popular companies that use FreeBSD, whereas Mac OS X is used by Liztum, EXANTE, and iPhady. FreeBSD has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to Mac OS X, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

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Pros of FreeBSD
Pros of Mac OS X
  • 6
    Excellent as Server
  • 5
    Very Stable
  • 4
    Helpful community
  • 2
    Extremely simple updates and compiles of kernel and use
  • 2
    Ports and packages system is mature and well-supported
  • 2
    Free to use
  • 1
    Easy to install
  • 1
    Supported by major cloud platforms
  • 1
    Stability
  • 1
    Elegant, Minimalist look

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Cons of FreeBSD
Cons of Mac OS X
  • 1
    Slower to adopt non-server hardware than Linux
  • 1
    Poor support for laptops, especially wireless cards
  • 2
    Expensive if you don't want to break the EULA
  • 1
    Even less customization

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What is FreeBSD?

An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.

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 FreeBSD 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.
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.
OpenBSD
It is a free and secure UNIX-like operating system that emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security & integrated cryptography.
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.
FreeNAS
It is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use it with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. It is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
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