Difference between Solaris and FreeBSD

1. FreeBSD :
FreeBSD is a free and open source operating system which is provided The FreeBSD Project. It was designed on the basis of the two Unix-like operating systems Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and Research Unix. It has quite similarities with Linux operating system. It was one of the famous operating systems earlier but now it is less used as compared to other operating systems. The first version of FreeBSD was launched in 1993. The latest stable version of FreeBSD is 12.1.



2. Solaris :
Solaris is a proprietary operating system which is provided by Oracle Corporation. It is an Unix-like operating system. It is written in C language and C++. It has a mixed source model i.e open and close source both. It was originally developed by Sun Microsystems which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010. The first version of Solaris was launched in 1992. The kernel used in this operating system is Monolithic with dynamically loadable modules.



Difference between Solaris and FreeBSD :

Solaris FreeBSD
It was developed by Sun Microsystems. It was developed and is owned by The FreeBSD Project.
It was launched in 1992. It was launched in 1993.
Its target system types are server and workstation. Its target system type is server, workstation, NAS and embedded systems.
Computer architectures supported by Solaris are IA-32, x86-64 and SPARC. Computer architectures supported are IA-32, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and PowerPC.
Its kernel type is Monolithic with dynamically loadable modules. Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Its native APIs are SysV/POSIX, GTK and Java. The native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
It has the preferred license of CDDL. Preferred license is BSD.
Its package management is SysV packages or Image Packaging System. Its package management is MSI.
File systems supported by Solaris are UFS, ZFS, ext2, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS and QFS. File systems supported are UFS2, ZFS, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF and NFS.

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