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Difference between macOS and DragonFlyBSD

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  • Last Updated : 10 Jul, 2020
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1. macOS :
macOS is a series of proprietary graphical operating systems which is provided by Apple Incorporation. It was earlier known as Mac OS X and later OS X. It is specifically designed for Apple mac computers. It is based on Unix operating system. It was developed using C, C++, Objective-C, assembly language and Swift. It is the second most used operating system in personal computers after Windows. The first version of macOS was launched by Apple in 2001.

2. DragonFlyBSD :
DragonFly BSD is a free and open source operating system which was developed by Matthew Dillon. It is an Unix-like operating system whose design is inspired from FreeBSD operating system. It is basically not used for personal computers. It was specifically designed for server, workstation, NAS and embedded systems. Majorly programming languages used is C language. The first version of DragonFly BSD was launched in 2003. It has the Hybrid kernel.

Difference between macOS and DragonFlyBSD :

1.It was developed by Apple Incorporation.It was developed by Matthew Dillon.
2.It was launched in 2001.It was launched in 2003.
3.Its target system types are workstation, personal computers and embedded systems.Its target system types are workstation, server, NAS and embedded systems.
4.Computer architectures supported by macOS are x86-64(10.4.7-present), IA-32(10.4.4-10.6.8) and PowerPC(10.0-10.5.8).Computer architectures supported by DragonFlyBSD is x86-64.
5.Its kernel type is Hybrid with modules.Its kernel type is Hybrid.
6.Its package management is macOS installer.Its package management is dports or pkg.
7.Its update management is Software Update.Its update management are git, cvsup, rsync and pkg.
8.Its native APIs are Carbon, Cocoa, Java and BSD-POSIX.Its native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
9.It has the preferred license of Proprietary, APSL and GNU GPL.It has the preferred license of BSD.
10.The non-native APIs supported by its subsystems are Toolbox, Win16 and Win32.The non-native APIs supported by subsystems are Mono, Java, Win16, Win32 and Linux.
11.File systems supported by macOS are HFS+, APFS, HFS, UFS, AFP, ISO 9660, FAT, UDF, NFS, SMBFS, NTFS, FTP, WebDAV and ZFS.File systems supported by DragonFlyBSD are UFS1, MFS, ext2, FAT, HAMMER and ISO 9660.

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