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    Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Ubuntu and macOS are both from the UNIX family Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Debian icon

    Debian

    Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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    Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package...

    Open Source Linux

  • Windows 10 icon

    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft...

    Commercial Windows

    • If you're on MacOS, you probably have an Apple computer too. Unless you're a techie, switching to Win 10 means switching to a new computer. If you're doing that, at least consider Linux (it's safer and free). If you're staying with your Apple hardware and not technical, you're prob. stuck with MacOS. JohnFastmanJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Fedora

    The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives. The...

    Open Source Linux

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    Xubuntu

    Xubuntu is a lightweight variant of Ubuntu that uses the Xfce desktop environment, which is designed for low-powered computers. Whether you use it at home, at school...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Debian

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    FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM...

    Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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    • Mac OS X kernel -- Darwin is based in part on FreeBSD. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    openSUSE

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose...

    Open Source Linux

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    ReactOS

    ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • Manjaro Linux icon

    Manjaro Linux

    Manjaro Linux is a desktop-oriented, user-friendly distribution based on Arch Linux.

    Open Source Linux

    • Of all the Linux distros that could replace MacOS in terms of ease-of-use and versatility, Manjaro comes top of the pile. Free, open-source, updated very quickly, and with access to tens of thousands of apps through Manjaro's own repositories as well as those of Arch on which it is based. As easy as Ubuntu to get started but not made by Canonical. Great community, too. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Remix OS

    Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices. Given its lightweight size and system...

    Free Linux Android Android Tablet

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macOS Comments

Why The New Name?

Comment by arkadiydeliev
about macOS Aug 2016

Still don't get it. Mac OS X sounded perfect! Why macOS. Apple, you're confusing me way too often nowadays!

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New Name

Comment by Satuim
about macOS Jul 2016

In light of Apple announcing the re-branding. I have changed the name and updated the descriptions. Although I've stuck with the OS X icon for now.

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I like Mac OS X

Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about macOS Dec 2011

Honestly, I like OS X better than Windows. And I could never quite get the hang of Linux. So kill me.

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The screenshots aren’t all from OSX, some are from older ve ...

Comment by Munchlax
about macOS Jun 2011

The screenshots aren’t all from OSX, some are from older versions......

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The mac os is not an alternative to any flavor of windows. ... 1 Helpful

Comment by harshbarj
about macOS Jun 2011

The mac os is not an alternative to any flavor of windows. To run it you need a Macintosh computer. A true alternative will run on the same hardware. So Windows is an alternative to the mac os as it installs on a mac, but the mac os will not install on a pc (without hacks that are against the EULA).

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