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Difference between AIX and DragonFly BSD

  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2020

1. AIX :
It is 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. DragonFly BSD :
It is free and open source operating system which was developed by Matthew Dillon. It is an Unix-like operating system whose design is inspired from FreeBSD operating system. It is basically not used for personal computers. It was specifically designed for server, workstation, NAS and embedded systems. Majorly programming languages used is C language. The first version of DragonFly BSD was launched in 2003. The latest stable version of DragonFly BSD is 5.6.1. It has the Hybrid kernel.

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Difference between AIX and DragonFly BSD :

AIXDragonFly BSD
It was developed and is owned by IBM.It was developed by Matthew Dillon.
It was launched in 1986.It was launched in 2003.
Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation.Its target system type is workstation, server, NAS and embedded systems.
Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISA.Computer architectures supported is x86-64.
Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.Kernel type is Hybrid.
Package management is installp and RPM.Package management is dports or pkg.
The native APIs are SysV/POSIX.The native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
Preferred license is Proprietary.Preferred license is BSD.
Update management is Service Update Management Assistant (SUMA).Update management are git, cvsup, rsync and pkg.
File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS.File systems supported are UFS1, MFS, ext2, FAT, HAMMER and ISO 9660.

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