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.
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.
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)
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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