Differences Between Mac OS X, Linux And Windows

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One of the differences between Mac OS X, Linux and Windows are their hardware requirements to run certain computer processes. For Mac OS X, the operating system used is Mac OS X 10.7, while there is the latest release of Mac OS X 10.9. Linux requires legitimate modern of 32-bit Linux environment. However, if the users are running a 64-bit Linux distribution then they will need 32-bit Linux environment to be installed. Windows have the operating system of Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and the latest is Windows 10. The minimum requirement of computer processor for Mac OS X is 1.5 GHz (gigahertz) Intel based Mac, while for Linux is 800 MHz (megahertz) Pentium III or Athlon. Windows have the CPU with SSE2 support (Streaming SIMD Extensions 2) at which SIMD stands for Single Instruction Multiple Data, including Intel Pentium M, Pentium 4, Core or AMD Athlon 64.…show more content…
For the users to participate in Second Life (an online virtual world with three-dimensional modelling) successfully, Mac OS X requires 1GB or more memory, Linux needs 512MB, whereas Windows also requires 1GB or 3GB memory. Besides, the graphics card required by the three main operating system is also different. It is used to take video data from the computer’s processor and then converts to signals on the monitor. Mac OS X needs graphics card of ATI Radeon 9200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 and GeForce 4. Linux needs NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or Radeon 8500 and 9250. The graphics card for Windows is quite same as Linux but Windows require Intel 945

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