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Difference between iOS and GhostBSD

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. GhostBSD :
GhostBSD 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. It has the Monolithic kernel with modules.

Difference between iOS and GhostBSD :

1. It was developed by Apple Incorporation. It was developed by Eric Turgeon.
2. It was launched in 2007. It was launched in 2009.
3. Its target system types are smartphone, music player and tablet computer. Its target system types are workstation and desktop.
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 GhostBSD are IA-32 and x86-64.
5. Its kernel types 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 GhostBSD are UFS2, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, ReiserFS, XFS and ZFS.
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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