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Difference between Windows and Chrome OS

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1. Windows :
Windows is a group of various proprietary graphical operating systems which is provided by Microsoft Incorporation. It is also known as Microsoft Windows. It currently includes Windows NT and Windows IoT as members of its family. Earlier it included Windows 9x, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone which are no longer in use. It is the most used operating system in personal computers. The first version of Windows was launched by Microsoft in 1985. The most recent version of Windows for personal computers is Windows 10.

2. Chrome OS :
Chrome OS is a Linux kernel based operating system which is provided by Google. It uses Google Chrome web browser as main user interface. It was developed using C, C++, Javascript, HTML5, Python and Rust. It is used in personal computers known as Chromebook. The first version of Chrome OS was launched by Google in 2009. Google announced it as an operating system in which both user data and applications reside in the cloud. The latest stable version of Chrome OS is 75.0.3770.102.

Difference between Windows and Chrome OS :

It was developed and is owned by Microsoft Incorporation. It was developed and is owned by Google LLC.
It was launched in 1985. It was launched in 2009.
It is designed for PC of all companies. It is specifically designed for Chromebook.
Current stable version is Windows 10. Current stable version is 75.0.3770.102.
It is for workstation, personal computers, media center, tablets and embedded systems. Its target system type is Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase and tablets.
Computer architectures supported by Windows are IA-32, x86-64, IA-64, ARM, Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC. Computer architectures supported are ARM, IA-32 and x86-64.
Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here. Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Package management is MSI or custom installer. Package management is Portage.
The native APIs are Win32 and NT API. The native APIs are Linux/POSIX.
File systems supported are NTFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, HFS+, FATX and HFS. File systems supported are eCryptfs, NTFS, FAT, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, HFS+, MTP, ISO 9660 and UDF.

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Last Updated : 06 Jul, 2020
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