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  • Last Updated : 07 Jul, 2020
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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. DragonFly BSD :
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. The latest stable version of DragonFly BSD is 5.6.1. It has the Hybrid kernel.

Difference between Windows and DragonFly BSD :

It was developed by Microsoft Incorporation.It was developed by Matthew Dillon.
It was launched in 1985.It was launched in 2003.
It is for workstation, personal computers, media center, tablets and embedded systems.Its target system type is workstation, server, NAS and embedded systems.
Computer architectures supported by Windows are IA-32, x86-64, IA-64, ARM, Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC.Computer architectures supported is x86-64.
Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here.Kernel type is Hybrid.
Package management is MSI or custom installer.Package management is dports or pkg.
The native APIs are Win32 and NT API.The native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
Preferred license is Proprietary and Source available.Preferred license is BSD.
Update management is Windows Update.Update management are git, cvsup, rsync and pkg.
File systems supported are NTFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, HFS+, FATX and HFS.File systems supported are UFS1, MFS, ext2, FAT, HAMMER and ISO 9660.

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