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What are some similarities between Mac OS X and Linux?

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They are both Unix based.

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A Mac is a Personal Computer (PC).

You can use this scanner with any type of computer you have, be it Mac, PC or Linux. The Linux will take some work to install, but you can easily find Mac and PC drivers online.

A Mac is a computer the cost of which varies depending on which model you buy. Linux is an operating system that is free. You can use the Linux operating system on a Mac if required.

The similarities are mainly what's under the hood. They are both POSIX compliant, both are based on UNIX conceptually (if not, in Linux's case, based on actual UNIX code), they use the same printer drivers (which Apple developed and shared), and OSX can even run most parts of the GNU/Linux toolchain; even X.org can run on a Mac. There are probably more that I haven't mentioned

1. All of these systems work in protected mode. This means that user does not have full access to hardware. 2. They can run on Intel-compatible platforms. 3. TCP/IP support, common protocols. 4. Graphical User Interface (on Linux this is optional). 5. On each platform there are some games.

Yes. Windows-Linux, Windows-Mac, Mac-Linux all are possible.

Linux is a operating system, just like Windows and Mac OS. Unlike Windows and Mac OS Linux is free and open source. Some popular Linux distributions include, Fedora, Redhat, Ubuntu, Centos, and many more. If you would like to play around with linux try downloading a virtualization program and installing Linux on it.

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Absolutely. Linux will work fine on an Apple Mac PC. Linux can also be used for a selection of other computer brands.

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Yes! You can Run OSX (mac) and linux at the same time with a virtual machine. I perfer Parallels.

a whole lot of them some of the most common are windows, mac, and linux.

Mac OS X is based on BSD, which is similar to Linux. Because of this, it is fairly easy to port programs between the two operating systems. However, the two operating systems are not the same, and programs for one don't work on the other. Linux also uses the X window system, and Mac doesn't, though Mac has a program to support programs that use the X window system. Because of this, Linux programs can be configured to run on Mac OS X with a little elbow grease, but not the other way around.

yes there is mac and there is Linux

Linux is free. Windows and Mac OS X are not

Not exactly. Both Mac OS X and Linux are flavors of Unix, so they're very similar, but they're not identical.

There are so many but essentially they are both computer operating systems

I use a MAC. It uses UNIX for its operating system instead of MS DOS. A number of older computers used CP/M. Some computers use LINUX. In fact many nations or bureaus, education departments, states, or provinces require LINUX instead of MS DOS. LINUX has many similarities to UNIX and almost UNIX all programs will run on LINUX straight out of the box. A number of MS DOS programs will also run on LINUX.

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Both of them are operating systems.

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Both Windows and Linux can be installed on an Intel Mac, so yes. If you were referring to binary compatibility with Mac OS X, Windows programs can be run using third-party programs like Wine or CrossOver Mac. Programs compiled on Linux are not binary-compatible, but most programs that are open-source and not specific to functionality in Linux can be and have been ported to Mac OS X. Most of these are available via Fink.

Some examples for operating systems would be Windows 7, Linux, and Mac OS.

Yes. Some distributions, for example Ubuntu, ship a Mac-specific ISO file to use, due to the intricacies of Apple hardware.


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