We have introduced a code of conduct. This change only codifies our existing rules, for any newcomers to read. All users are expected to abide by them.
Mac OS is a popular family of operating systems.
The "classic" Mac OS is characterised by its lack of the command line, and encompasses the different Mac OS' from 1984 to 2001.
OS X (re-branded from "Mac OS X" in 2012) is the latest version of the Mac OS operating system (initially released in 2001), and is also the basis for iOS.
Wine is one of the easiest and most popular way for Linux users to run programs written for Microsoft Windows. The Wine team has created a port for OS X that is well maintained and in a usable state.
Boot Camp is an official piece of software included with OS X that assists users in installing and running Microsoft Windows in a partition on the hard drive. The most recent version only includes support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The Unix Shell "bash" available on OS X is a very useful tool for doing system tasks. If you use OS X as your main operating system, then it is heavily recommended that you learn how to use it.
Google Code University provides a good starting guide.