Difference Between Linux and Mac IOS
What operating system are you using for your computer? Do you have an iPhone? Have you noticed what operating system it’s using? Are you a fan of Free and Open source software? If so then you will be using a Linux operating system for your computer. And if you have an iPhone remember that it’s using a Mac iOS.
What is Linux operating system?
Linux is free and open source software. It belongs to the “Unix – like” family of computer operating systems. Linux operating system can be used on various platforms varying from mobile phones, tablet computers, routers and video game consoles, to desktop computers, mainframes and supercomputers. Linux also serves as a server operating system. And it is also used in super computers as the most preferred operating system. Because Linux is free and open source software the underlying program codes can be modified and it can also be distributed. It can be either commercial or non-commercial.
Linux mostly uses the principals of UNIX operating system’s 1970 - 1980 version. A Linux based operating system has three types of user interface. Mostly the desktop operating systems use Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the lowest level Linux components use Command Line Interface (CLI). A Linux operating system which is especially designed for servers contain a Command Line Interface (CLI) and it is a must for them to have it.
The main difference between Linux operating system and other operating systems are that Linux kernel and its other components are free and open source. Nowadays the sales of Linux distributed operating systems are getting higher and higher. Linux is licensed under the GNU General Public license.
Linux is low cost and easy to modify. Due to these features Linux is used on Androids which have now became a competitor of Symbian operating system. It’s generally said that free and open source software has less bugs than proprietary software.
What is Mac iOS?
Mac iOS is Apple’s mobile operating system. It was developed to be embedded into Apple iPhone. Now its use is extended to Apple’s iPod, iPad and etc. Mac iOS isn’t free software; it is proprietary. Apple doesn’t allow this software to be used by third parties. Mac iOS uses direct manipulation and multi touch technologies. Mac iOS has derived from Mac OS X.
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