Difference between OS X and Ubuntu

Main difference

Mac OS is based on a BSD code base, while Linux is an independent development of a Unix-like system. This means that these systems are similar, but not binary compatible. The applications for OSX are better than those for Ubuntu in quantity and quality. (Photoshop vs gimp, for example). OS X doesn’t come with a package manager, Ubuntu comes with a package manager.

What is OS X?

It is a series of Unix-based graphical interface (OS) operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002. OS X is the fourth most popular general purpose OS. SW; within the market for desktop, laptop and home computers, and by the use of the web. OS X is the second most used desktop operating system after Windows. OS X was the successor to Mac OS 9, released in 1999, the final version of the “classic” Mac OS, which had been Apple’s main operating system since 1984.

What is Ubuntu?

It is a Debian-based Linux distribution and operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment for personal computers, including smartphones in later versions. Ubuntu also runs network servers. It is based on free software and is named after the philosophy of Ubuntu in South Africa.

Key differences

  1. OSX applications are better than ubuntu in quantity and quality. (Photoshop vs. gimp, for example).
  2. OS X doesn’t come with a package manager, Ubuntu comes with a package manager.
  3. The developer of Ubuntu is canonical ltd, while the developer of OS X is Apple Inc.
  4. The Ubuntu family of operating systems is Linux, while the OS X family of operating systems is Mac OS Unix.
  5. OS X was initially released on March 24, 2001. Ubuntu was released on October 20, 2004.
  6. Ubuntu deals with personal computers, servers, smartphones, tablets (Ubuntu Touch), smart TVs (Ubuntu TV), OS X deals with personal computing.
  7. The official website for OS X is , while for Ubuntu it is .
  8. Ubuntu is available in more than 55 languages, while OS X is available in more than 30 languages.

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