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What are the fundamental differences between Windows, MacOS, UNIX, and Linux operating systems for personal computers? What unique characteristics do mainframe operating systems have?

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This solution explains fundamental differences between different operating systems for a personal compute, addressing the characteristics of UNIX, Linus, Windows and MacOS

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What are the fundamental differences between Windows, MacOS, UNIX, and Linux operating systems for personal computers?

Windows is the Operating System (OS) developed by Microsoft. The Windows source code is proprietary, meaning that only Microsoft programmers have access to the underlining programming code. On the other hand Linux for example is a community driven Operating system allowing everyone to contribute. It is also a UNIX like operating
system. UNIX is a multi-user multi-tasking computer operating ...

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