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  • Last Updated : 09 Jul, 2020
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1. FreeBSD :
FreeBSD is a free and open source operating system which is provided The FreeBSD Project. It was designed on the basis of the two Unix-like operating systems Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and Research Unix. It has quite similarities with Linux operating system. It was one of the famous operating systems earlier but now it is less used as compared to other operating systems. The first version of FreeBSD was launched in 1993. The latest stable version of FreeBSD is 12.1.

2. 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.

Difference between AIX and FreeBSD :

It was developed and is owned by IBM.It was developed and is owned by The FreeBSD Project.
It was launched in 1986.It was launched in 1993.
Current stable version is 7.2.Current stable version is 12.1
Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation.Its target system type is server, workstation, NAS and embedded systems.
Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISA.Computer architectures supported are IA-32, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and PowerPC.
Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Package management is installp and RPM.Package management is Port collections and packages.
The native APIs are SysV/POSIX.The native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
Preferred license is Proprietary.Preferred license is BSD.
File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS.File systems supported are UFS2, ZFS, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF and NFS.

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