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  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2020
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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. GhostBSD :
It is a free and open source operating system which was developed by Eric Turgeon and GhostBSD Team. It is an Unix-like operating system whose design is inspired from TrueOS operating system. It has a default desktop environment called MATE. It is specifically used for desktops and workstations. Earlier it used a default desktop environment called GNOME. The first version of GhostBSD was launched in 2009. The latest stable version of GhostBSD is 19.10. It has the Monolithic kernel with modules.

Difference between AIX and GhostBSD :

It was developed and is owned by IBM.It was developed by Eric Turgeon.
It was launched in 1986.It was launched in 2009.
Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation.Its target system type is workstation and desktop.
Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISA.Computer architectures supported are IA-32 and x86-64.
Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Package management is installp and RPM.Package management is Ports collection.
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 is by source or network binary update.
File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS.File systems supported are UFS2, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, ReiserFS, XFS and ZFS.

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