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What is the difference between Macintosh and Linux?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Sep 24, 2021

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Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Miami

Answered Oct 08, 2020

If there is one thing that you should realize, it is the fact that there is one similarity between Linux and Mac. They are known to be operating systems for computers and other devices. Linux is an operating system that can be used for different types of devices while Mac can only be used for Apple powered devices.

Take note that Mac will allow other system applications to run alongside it but Linux will require you to make use of the different system applications that are available with its package. It will depend on you and the gadget that you will pick which one would work better for you and your needs.

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J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich

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J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered May 06, 2020

Linux is known to be an operating system that can be installed on your PC, while Macintosh happens to be a complete package that includes both software and hardware. A major difference between the Macintosh operating system and Linux is in their licensing. Linux is known as open-source software, whereas the Macintosh operating system is proprietary.

The Linux distribution can be downloaded on any software that is compatible with it without spending any amount of money. The Mac OS, on the other hand, can only be bought together with the Macintosh package, and be rest assured that part of the money you are paying is for the operating system.

The Mac can easily be used without any complex knowledge. Just plug your package to your socket outlet, and you can start to operate it with the basic knowledge of computer operation. On the other hand, Linux needs some sort of configuration and installation of packages to start using it.

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