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Linux vs macOS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Linux as "A family of free and open source software operating systems based on the Linux kernel". 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. On the other hand, macOS is detailed as "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.

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

Broadsheet, Deliveroo, and Rightech IoT Cloud are some of the popular companies that use Linux, whereas macOS is used by PACE Telematics GmbH, Sotong Kitchen, and Fligoo. Linux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 25 company stacks & 126 developers stacks; compared to macOS, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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Jennifer Briston

Netdata introduces Linux eBPF (Extended Berkeley Packet Filter) monitoring. With this enabled, monitor real-time metrics of Linux kernel functions and actions from the very same monitoring and troubleshooting dashboard used for watching entire systems, or even entire infrastructures.

This collector uses eBPF to monitor system calls inside your operating system’s kernel. For now, the main goal of this plugin is to monitor IO and process management on the host where it is running.

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Open Source Program Manager at Reblaze · | 1 upvote · 28K 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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What is 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.

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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Ubuntu
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Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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Windows 10
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Windows
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