As of now, OS X is the latest release of the Mac OS. It is commonly used by less-educated people, generally people that are gullible enough to believe the lies and slander that Apple says in their desperation to sell Macs. Here's some real facts:
Speed: The G5 Processor (what OS X runs on) is what Apple claims to be the fastest processor in the world. They released several irrelevant and suspicious benchmark tests that supposedly "proved" that this was true. However, Apple's policy to lie about their performance still stands. ACTUAL benchmarks have proven that Mac OS X running on a G5 is not only NOT the fastest operating system in the world -- it's slower than a Dell Pentium running Windows NT 4! If you want proof about this, just conduct a google search for "Apple lies G5", and you'll see what I mean.
Security: Mac OS X (and previous versions of the Mac OS) have generally been virus-free. However, this proves nothing about Apple's capabilities of creating a secure operating system. Nobody bothers to write viruses for the Mac. Why would they? Over 90% of people that use computers use PC's running Windows. Virus writers want to infect the most amount of computers in the world, so they attack Windows instead. Nobody wants to infect a Mac because hardly anybody uses them.
Stability: Mac OS X has a FreeBSD/UNIX kernel (core). Having used BSD myself, I have to admit that it is a good, stable operating system. However, it's evident that Apple managed to cripple the BSD kernel before they used it to base OS X. I've used OS X myself and it crashes a lot more than my eMachines running Windows 2000.
Support: Ha! Apple's idea of support is a bunch of pages telling you how great all their products are. After filling out a form and submitting your problem, THEN you are told that you won't get a personal response. Thanks a lot, Apple.
Also, the fact that Mac's can now run Windows is pitiful. All Apple is saying is that their own capabilities of creating an operating system suck so badly that they have to make computers capable of running Windows. Mac users have been bashing Windows for years, and now they want to use it?
Mac user: OS X is faster, more secure, more stable, and easier to get support for than any release of Windows.
Me: *Bursts into raucous laughter at the mac user's stupidity*
Came before Vista.
Irritating Fanboys and silly marketing campaigns (albeit now Microsoft have emulated them too- see the pattern here?) cloud its actual benefits, but its largely used for its creative capabilities. And when I say, "capabilities" I mean Logic and Final Cut work only on OS X, Industry-standard programs.
A 'true' user of OS X is generally quite irritated and bemused by fanboys and marketing campaigns and couldn't careless what OS you use or how much money he/she paid for it, because it works for them and they are rather pleased no one bothers making Virus' for their OS.
Apple Fanboy: "lolololol OS X is sooo cooool and I liek it lots I can make coooool beats and moovies lol and adverts!!11!!"
Microsoft Fanboy: "yeeeeah lololol youre sooo ghey I can play videogames lolo and DOS websites, gg n00b"
"True OS X user" : "So I've got a job and get laid regularly. Both of you Sod off"
A common misspelling applied to Apple's Mach-based operating system.
Compare Mac OS X
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Mac OS X-specific web searchs are tedious with the variation of spellings in the wild, such as: "OSX", "OS/X", "MacOSX", and "OS10".
An operating system made by Apple.
It uses Unix(FreeBSD)as it's underpings.
Mac OSX is known for it's interface called Aqua which is runned on Coacoa engine.
"I think OSX is better than Windows XP any damn day!"
An OS based on UNIX. OSX users are known to be very fucked up and are usually against Windows. They think OSX is the world and that it rocks their socks when it really sucks their socks! They basically like the eye candy and think Apple (the company name is stolen from the name of a fruit).. OSX users think they are l33t but they are really n00bs who are quite lazy.
Steve Jobs: Do you know what OSX has amazing GUI.
Billy: Yeah right, you can't even maximize the fucking window.
An operating system that runs on the same hardware as Windows.
This OSX software is slick, but we still have to use the same languages to code it, and it's just as slow as Windows, because it's on the same computer architexture that's been in use since hte 80s.
An OS (operating system) created by Apple Computers that rocks your face off beyond belief. It is very user friendly.
Mac User-My OSX can outrun your Windows XP with style.
Windows Pansy, I mean, User-*whimper*