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  • Last Updated : 13 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. Haiku :
Haiku is a free and open-source operating system which is provided by Haiku Incorporation. It is mainly designed for personal computers. It has quite similarities with suspended operating system BeOS. It is mainly written in C++ and provides an object-oriented API. The development of this operating system began in 2001 and operating system became self hosting in 2008. The first version of Haiku was launched in 2009.

Difference between macOS and Haiku :

1.It was developed and is owned by Apple Incorporation.It was developed and is owned by Haiku Incorporation.
2.It was launched in 2001.It was launched in 2009.
3.Its target system types are workstation, personal computers and embedded systems.Its target system types are personal computers.
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 Haiku are IA-32, PowerPC and 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 Ports collection (haikuport).
7.Its update management is Software Update.Its update management is pkgman and HaikuDepot.
8.Its native APIs are Carbon, Cocoa, Java and BSD-POSIX.Its native APIs are POSIX and BeOS API.
9.It has preferred license of Proprietary, APSL and GNU GPL.It has preferred license of MIT.
10.The non-native APIs supported by its subsystems are Toolbox, Win16 and Win32.The non-native APIs supported by its subsystems are Java and Qt.
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 Haiku are BFS, FAT, ISO 9660, ext3 and NTFS.

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