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  • Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2020
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1. AIX :
AIX is a series of proprietary operating systems which is provided by IBM. AIX stands for Advanced Interactive eXecutive. Initially it was designed for the IBM RT PC RISC workstation and later it was used for various hardware platforms like IBM RS/6000 series, PowerPC-based systems, System-370 mainframes, PS-2 personal computers and Apple Network Server. It is one of the five commercial operating systems that have versions certified to UNIX 03 standard of The Open Group. The first version of AIX was launched in 1986. The latest stable version of AIX is 7.2.

2. Chrome OS :
Chrome OS is a Linux kernel based operating system which is provided by Google. It uses Google Chrome web browser as main user interface. It was developed using C, C++, Javascript, HTML5, Python and Rust. It is used in personal computers known as Chromebook. The first version of Chrome OS was launched by Google in 2009. Google announced it as an operating system in which both user data and applications reside in the cloud. The latest stable version of Chrome OS is 75.0.3770.102.

Difference between AIX and Chrome OS :

AIXChrome OS
It was developed and is owned by IBM.It was developed and is owned by Google LLC.
It was launched in 1986.It was launched in 2009.
Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation.Its target system type is Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase and tablets.
Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISA.Computer architectures supported are ARM, IA-32 and x86-64.
Kernel type is Monolithic with modulesKernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Package management is installp and RPM.Package management is Portage
The native APIs are SysV/POSIX.The native APIs are Linux/POSIX.
It does not have default GUI on.It has default GUI on.
File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS.File systems supported are eCryptfs, NTFS, FAT, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, HFS+, MTP, ISO 9660 and UDF.

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