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5 Things OS X Does Better than Linux

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This article is written with the average user in my mind, be it my girlfriend or my grandmother working on their personal computers without access to an IT department. They don’t know that OS X is built on top of UNIX and in fact I think they don’t care. To them, the command line is something which was used in The Matrix and they have no intentions on buying a book about it.

Linux is, without doubt a good operating system, although I feel more needs to be done to de-alienate it for the average user. I’ve been using Linux as my primary OS for the last 12 years. A few months ago I decided to give OS X a try and since then I’ve been spending more and more time using it.

I’m going to list 5 things i feel OS X does better than Linux, or should I say Ubuntu Linux to be more specific?

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re: OSX

Just five eh?

Plus the first 3 pretty much covers the entire User Interface/Experience.

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