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Difference between Windows and GhostBSD

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. GhostBSD :
GhostBSD is a free and open source operating system which was developed by Eric Turgeon and GhostBSD Team. It is an Unix-like operating system whose design is inspired from TrueOS operating system. It has a default desktop environment called MATE. It is specifically used for desktops and workstations. Earlier it used a default desktop environment called GNOME. The first version of GhostBSD was launched in 2009. The latest stable version of GhostBSD is 19.10. It has the Monolithic kernel with modules.

Difference between Windows and GhostBSD :

It was developed by Microsoft Incorporation. It was developed by Eric Turgeon.
It was launched in 1985. It was launched in 2009.
It is for workstation, personal computers, media center, tablets and embedded systems. Its target system type is workstation and desktop.
Computer architectures supported by Windows are IA-32, x86-64, IA-64, ARM, Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC. Computer architectures supported are IA-32 and x86-64.
Kernel type is Hybrid with modules. Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
Package management is MSI or custom installer. Package management is Ports collection.
Update management is Windows Update. Update management is by source or network binary update.
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.
File systems supported are NTFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, HFS+, FATX and HFS. File systems supported are UFS2, ext2, ext3, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, ReiserFS, XFS and ZFS.

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