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Difference between iOS and FreeBSD

Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2020
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1. iOS :
iOS is a mobile operating system which is provided by Apple Incorporation. It is mainly designed for Apple mobile devices like iPhone and iPod Touch. It was earlier known as iPhone OS. It is a Unix-like operating systems which is based on Darwin(BSD) operating system. It is the world’s second most used mobile operating system after Android. It is mainly written in C, C++, Objective-C, assembly language and Swift. The first version of iOS was launched in 2007.

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.

Difference between iOS and FreeBSD :

1. It was developed and is owned by Apple Incorporation. It was developed and is owned by The FreeBSD Project.
2. It was launched in 2007. It was launched in 1993.
3. Its target system types are smartphone, music player and tablet computer. Its target system types are server, workstation, NAS and embedded systems.
4. Computer architectures supported by iOS are ARMv8-A (iOS 7-present), ARMv7-A (iPhone OS 3-iOS 10) and ARMv6 (iPhone OS 1-iOS 4.2.1). Computer architectures supported by FreeBSD are IA-32, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and PowerPC.
5. It kernel type is Hybrid. Its kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
6. Its native APIs are Cocoa and BSD-POSIX. Its native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
7. It has preferred license is Proprietary, APSL and GNU GPL. It has preferred license of BSD.
8. Its update management is Software Update. Its update management is by source or network binary update.
9. File systems supported by iOS are HFS+ and APFS. File systems supported by FreeBSD are UFS2, ZFS, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF and NFS.
10. The non-native APIs are not supported by its subsystems. The non-native APIs supported by its subsystems are Mono, Java, Win16, Win32 and Linux.

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