Mac OS X

Apple has always been known for making exceptionally beautiful hardware, but its software has also been a thing of beauty, as Mac OS X has been the standard for years now.

Originally developed off software from NeXT (a Steve Jobs company that was bought by Apple), OS X is built off a Unix system that's sleek, responsive, safe and easy to use.

It's both available in 32 and 64 bit editions, and the current version, OS X Mountain Lion, is now available on the Mac App Store, instead of on a disc, for $19.99. OS X Mountain Lion has features similar to that of iOS, including iMessages, iCalendar, Notes, Reminders, and integration with both Twitter and Facebook ( FB).

Interested in more on Apple? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock.

-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York

>Contact by Email.

If you liked this article you might like

Why Amazon's Reported Smart Glasses Might Be Just a Niche Product -- For Now

Driving This Beastly Cadillac CTS Reminded Me That Sexism Is Alive and Well

PayPal's Venmo Gets Ready to Take on Apple

How PayPal's CEO Uses Military Level Karate to Succeed in Business