People boast about OSX Security, yet I find it very hard to find a comprehensive manual in regards to any equivalent Services and the ports they use. I am aware of lanchd and launchctl and Lingon is quite a handy utility, however the information is quite overwhelming, as there are so many different agents and daemons running.
Basically my question is, which one of those daemons and agents are safe to disable in order to eliminate OSX attack vectors based on exploits found on those agents? Are Daemons and Agents the equivalent of what we call Services on Linux systems? And finally, why is OSX perceived to be safer than other Operating Systems?