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Difference between macOS and GhostBSD

  • Last Updated : 10 Jul, 2020

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. 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.

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Difference between macOS and GhostBSD :

S.No.MACOSGHOSTBSD
1.It was developed by Apple Incorporation.It was developed by Eric Turgeon.
2.It was launched in 2001.It was launched in 2009.
3.It is specifically designed for Apple mac computers.It is designed for desktops of all companies.
4.Its target system types are workstation, personal computers and embedded systems.Its target system types are workstation and desktop.
5.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 GhostBSD are IA-32 and x86-64.
6.Its kernel type is Hybrid with modules.Its kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
7.Its package management is macOS installer.Its package management is Port collections.
8.Its update management is Software Update.Its update management is by source or network binary update.
9.Its native APIs are Carbon, Cocoa, Java and BSD-POSIX.Its native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
10.It has preferred license of Proprietary, APSL and GNU GPL.It has preferred license of BSD.
11.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.
12.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 GhostBSD are UFS2, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, ReiserFS, XFS and ZFS.

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