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Difference between Chrome OS and FreeBSD

  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2020

1. 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.

2. 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.

Difference between Chrome OS and FreeBSD :

FreeBSDChrome OS
It was developed and is owned by The FreeBSD Project.It was developed and is owned by Google LLC.
It was launched in 1993.It was launched in 2009.
It is not designed for personal computers.It is specifically designed for Chromebook.
 Current stable version is 12.1.Current stable version is 75.0.3770.102.
Its target system type is server, workstation, NAS and embedded systems.Its target system type is Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase and tablets.
Computer architectures supported are IA-32, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and PowerPC.Computer architectures supported are ARM, IA-32 and x86-64.
Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
The native APIs are BSD/POSIX.The native APIs are Linux/POSIX.
File systems supported are UFS2, ZFS, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF and NFS.File systems supported are eCryptfs, NTFS, FAT, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, HFS+, MTP, ISO 9660 and UDF.

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