Difference between AIX and QNX

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. QNX :
QNX is a commercial and real-time operating system which is provided by Blackberry Limited. It is an Unix-like operating system. The kernel used in this operating system is microkernel. It is one of the first commercially successful microkernel operating systems. It was originally developed by Quantum Software Systems which was later renamed QNX Software Systems. QNX Sofftware Systems was acquired by BlackBerry Limited in 2010. The first version of QNX was launched in 1982.



Difference between AIX and QNX :

AIX QNX
It was developed by IBM. It was developed by QNX Software Systems.
It was launched in 1986. It was launched in 1982.
Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation. Its target system types are automotive, medical, smartphones, consumer, industrial, embedded systems and safety.
It is owned by IBM. It is owned by Blackberry Limited.
Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISA. Computer architectures supported by QNX are x86, SH-4, PowerPC, ARM and MIPS.
Kernel type is Monolithic with modules. Its kernel type is Microkernel.
The native APIs are SysV/POSIX. Its native APIs are POSIX and Java.
Preferred license is Proprietary. It has the preferred license of Proprietary.
The non-native APIs supported through its subsystems are Mono, Java, Win16 and Win32. The non-native APIs are not supported through its subsystems.
File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS. File systems supported by QNX are QNX4FS, QNX6, ext2, FAT, ISO 9660, Joliet, NFS, CIFS, ETFS, UDF, HFS, HFS+ and NTFS.

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