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macOS vs Ubuntu: What are the differences?

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; Ubuntu: The leading OS for PC, tablet, phone and cloud. 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.

macOS and Ubuntu can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

reddit, Instacart, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Ubuntu, whereas macOS is used by PACE Telematics GmbH, Sotong Kitchen, and Fligoo. Ubuntu has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1870 company stacks & 1760 developers stacks; compared to macOS, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

Decisions about macOS and Ubuntu

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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Jerome/Zen Quah
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Ubuntu
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CentOS

Global familiarity, free, widely used, and as a debian distro feels more comfortable when rapidly switching between local macOS and remote command lines.

CentOS does boast quite a few security/stability improvements, however as a RHEL-based distro, differs quite significantly in the command line and suffers from slightly less frequent package updates. (Could be a good or bad thing depending on your use-case and if it is public facing)

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Simon Aronsson
Developer Advocate at k6 / Load Impact · | 6 upvotes · 123.4K views

At the moment of the decision, my desktop was the primary place I did work. Due to this, I can't have it blow up on me while I work. While Arch is interesting and powerful, Ubuntu offers (at least for me) a lot more stability and lets me focus on other things than maintaining my own OS installation.

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Pros of macOS
Pros of Ubuntu
  • 3
    Clean Interface
  • 1
    No promoted content
  • 224
    Free to use
  • 97
    Easy setup for testing discord bot
  • 56
    Gateway Linux Distro
  • 53
    Simple interface
  • 6
    Don't need driver installation in most cases
  • 4
    Open Source
  • 3
    Many active communities
  • 2
    Easy to custom

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Cons of macOS
Cons of Ubuntu
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    • 4
      Demanding system requirements
    • 3
      Adds overhead and unnecessary complexity over Debian

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    What is macOS?

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

    What is 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.

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    Windows
    A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.
    iOS
    It is the operating system that presently powers many of the mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful.
    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.
    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.
    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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