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Difference between Windows and HP-UX

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. HP – UX :
HP-UX is a closed source operating system which is provided by HP Enterprise. It is a Unix-like operating system whose design is based on Unix System V. It is basically designed for HP computers. Its target systems is server. It is one of the five commercial operating systems that have versions certified to UNIX 03 standard of The Open Group. The first version of HP-UX was launched in 1983. The latest stable version of HP-UX is 11i-v3. It has the Monolithic kernel with dynamically loadable modules.

Difference between Windows and HP – UX :

It was developed and is owned by Microsoft Incorporation. It was developed and is owned by HP Enterprise.
It was launched in 1985. It was launched in 1983.
It is for workstation, personal computers, media center, tablets and embedded systems. Its target system type is server.
Computer architectures supported by Windows are IA-32, x86-64, IA-64, ARM, Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC. Computer architectures supported are PA-RISC and IA-64.
Kernel type is Hybrid with modules. Kernel type is Monolithic with dynamically loadable modules.
Package management is MSI or custom installer. Package management is SD or swinstall.
Update management is Windows Update. Update management is SWA (HP-UX Software Assistant)).
The native APIs are Win32 and NT API. The native APIs are SysV/POSIX.
Preferred license is Proprietary and Source available. Preferred license is Proprietary.
File systems supported are NTFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, HFS+, FATX and HFS. File systems supported are VxFS, HFS, CDFS, EVFS, NFS and CIFS.

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