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Difference between Linux and GhostBSD

  • Last Updated : 07 Jul, 2020

1. Linux :
Linux is a group of open source Unix-like operating systems which was developed by Linus Torvalds. It is a packaged of Linux distribution. Some of the mostly used Linux distribution are Debian, Fedora and Ubuntu. It was basically written in C language and assembly language. Kernel used in Linux is Monolithic kernel. The target systems of Linux distributions are cloud computing, embedded systems, mobile devices, personal computers, servers, mainframe computers and supercomputers. The first version of Linux was launched in 1991. The most recent version of Linux for personal computers is 5.6 (kernel).

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. The latest stable version of GhostBSD is 19.10. It has the Monolithic kernel with modules.

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Difference between Linux and GhostBSD :

LINUXGHOSTBSD
It was developed by Linus Torvalds.It was developed by Eric Turgeon.
It was launched in 1991.It was launched in 2009.
Its target system types are embedded systems, mobile devices, personal computers, servers, mainframe computers and supercomputers.Its target system types are workstation and desktop.
Computer architectures supported by Linux are IA-32, x86-64, ARM, PowerPC and SPARC.Computer architectures supported by GhostBSD are IA-32 and x86-64.
Kernel used in Linux is Monolithic.Its kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Its package management depends on the distribution.Its package management is Ports collection.
Its native APIs are LINUX/POSIX.Its native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
It has the preferred license of GNU GPLv2 (kernel).It has the preferred license of BSD.
Its update management depends on the distribution.Its update management is by source or network binary update.
The non-native APIs supported by its subsystems are Mono, Java, Win16 and Win32.The non-native APIs supported by its subsystems are Mono, Java, Win16, Win32 and Linux.
The file systems supported by Linux are ext2, ext3, ext4, btrfs, ReiserFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF and NFS.The file systems supported by GhostBSD are UFS2, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, ReiserFS, XFS and ZFS.

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