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That waters it down?
So what? It is stronger to begin with.
You haven't seen multi-touch trackpad in other systems because of... PATENTS!
Wait, so did Apple innovate or not? How did they get that (supposed) patent if someone else had done it before?
The overall product is very finished. On top of that you get a nice UNIX system on the background and tons of apps that come with it. For example Automator and the system-wide services menu for your scripts make a HUGE difference.
And of course, there are also many commercial games available for the platform and now that Steam is too, there should just be more. Linux just cannot compete that. Even if you are a geek, OS X is a very good choice, as it's pretty much what Linux on desktop should be.
Most of the time just switching to nginx and properly caching your content can mitigate DDOS attacks. Sometimes you may need more, but the point is that you should fix these bottlenecks first anyway.
In fact most DDOS attacks rely on causing heavy load on the server. Bringing down server like that requires much less resources of your own than flooding it with pure traffic.
Geez, slashdot, this is one of the fundamentals of DDOS attacks.
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