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  • Last Updated : 06 Jul, 2020

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. 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.

Difference between Windows and FreeBSD :

It was developed and is owned by Microsoft Incorporation.It was developed and is owned by The FreeBSD Project.
It was launched in 1985.It was launched in 1993.
It is designed for PC of all companies.It is not designed for personal computers.
Current stable version is Windows 10.Current stable version is 12.1.
It is for workstation, personal computers, media center, tablets and embedded systems.Its target system type is server, workstation, NAS and embedded systems.
Computer architectures supported by Windows are IA-32, x86-64, IA-64, ARM, Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC.Computer architectures supported are IA-32, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and PowerPC.
Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here.Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Package management is MSI or custom installer.Package management is Port collections and packages.
The native APIs are Win32 and NT API.The native APIs are BSD/POSIX.
File systems supported are NTFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, HFS+, FATX and HFS.File systems supported are UFS2, ZFS, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF and NFS.
Preferred license is Proprietary and Source available.Preferred license is BSD.

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