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Difference between AIX and Haiku
  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2020

1. AIX :
It 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. Haiku :
It is a free and open-source operating system which is provided by Haiku Incorporation. It is mainly designed for the personal computers. It has quite similarities with the suspended operating system BeOS. It is mainly written in C++ and provides an object-oriented API. The development of this operating system began in 2001 and the operating system became self hosting in 2008. The first version of Haiku was launched in 2009. The latest stable version of Haiku is R1/Beta.



Difference between AIX and Haiku :

AIX Haiku
It was developed and is owned by IBM. It was developed and is owned by Haiku Incorporation.
It was launched in 1986. It was launched in 2009
Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation. Its target system type is personal computers.
Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISA. Computer architectures supported are IA-32, PowerPC and x86-64
Kernel type is Monolithic with modules. Kernel type is Hybrid.
Package management is installp and RPM. Package management is Ports collection (haikuport)
The native APIs are SysV/POSIX. The native APIs are POSIX and BeOS API.
Preferred license is Proprietary. Preferred license is MIT.
Update management is Service Update Management Assistant (SUMA). Update management is pkgman and HaikuDepot.
File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS. File systems supported are BFS, FAT, ISO 9660, ext3 and NTFS.

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