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'''Mac OS X''' is an operating system developed by Apple Inc.  It is a Unix-like operating system with a hybrid-kernel based on technologies NeXT Software, Inc. developed for its NEXTSTEP operating system, and code from the FreeBSD project.
 
'''Mac OS X''' is an operating system developed by Apple Inc.  It is a Unix-like operating system with a hybrid-kernel based on technologies NeXT Software, Inc. developed for its NEXTSTEP operating system, and code from the FreeBSD project.
  

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Mac OS X is an operating system developed by Apple Inc. It is a Unix-like operating system with a hybrid-kernel based on technologies NeXT Software, Inc. developed for its NEXTSTEP operating system, and code from the FreeBSD project.

The graphical user interface in Mac OS X is called Aqua, which includes a Dashboard that allows for mini programs called Widgets to be placed on the desktop. All applications included in OS X follows a well defined set of Human Interface Guidelines giving them an intuitive, consistent user interface. Aqua also comes with a dock similar to the taskbar found in Windows operating systems, that displays an icon or thumbnail for running software applications.