Apple produces a competing line of computers to the PCs called the Macintosh.
The Mac computer was named after the popular McIntosh variety of apple tree. However, presumably for legal reasons, Apple deliberately misspelled the name as Macintosh. If you correct the spelling to McIntosh (the tree and also a stereo component maker) or Mackintosh (the toffee maker), Mac users will treat you as if you had defecated on the floor, ditto if you abbreviate its name to MAC instead of Mac.
The original Macs used the Motorola 68000 series of CPUs. Then Apple switched to using the IBM (International Business Machines) PowerPC RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) CPU (Central Processing Unit). All the currently manufactured Macintoshes now use Intel CPU s, the same as used in Windows and Linux/Ubuntu machines.
The Macintosh keyboard is slightly different from a PC keyboard.
|caps lock ⇪
|In Java, depending on the look & feel selected, the control key might be used for copy/paste instead of the command key. Like the PC Ctrl key.
|aka Alt, Alternative. The option entity ⌥ ⌥ is not well supported.
|Apple entity is  or  Only supported in Mac fonts.
|aka open Apple, clover. Used for copy/paste. The four lobed clover entity (officially called a place of interest sign) is ⌘
|long unlabeled bar
|Like Enter on the PC
|delete chars to the left, like PC Backspace
|delete chars to the right, like PC Del. The delete forward entity ⌦ ⌦ is not well supported.
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