The "Mac vs. PC" television ads from several years back were entertaining but not necessarily accurate depictions of the mindset behind Apple and Windows users. In truth neither users nor administrators of any particular operating system can be easily categorized or pigeonholed. Apple computers aren't necessarily wielded exclusively by glamorous "go against the grain" hipsters nor are Windows systems relied upon by stodgy corporate heads.

However, it is a fact that all operating systems have an array of similarities and differences between them. While the similarities can provide universal standards to help orient new users and administrators, ...

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