In this topic, you will learn about, Difference between Windows and Mac OS.
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.
macOS is a series of proprietary graphical operating systems which is provided by Apple Incorporation. It was earlier known as Mac OS X and later OS X. It is specifically designed for Apple Mac computers. It is based on UNIX operating system. It was developed using C, C++, Objective-C, assembly language, and Swift. It is the second most used operating system in personal computers after Windows. The first version of macOS was launched by Apple in 2001. The latest stable version of macOS is 10.15.1 which is also known as Catalina.
|It was developed and is owned by Microsoft Incorporation.||It was developed and is owned by Apple Incorporation.|
|It was launched in 1985.||It was launched in 2001.|
|It is designed for PC of all companies.||It is specifically designed for Apple Mac computers.|
|The current stable version is Windows 10.||The current stable version is mac 10.15.1 (Catalina).|
|It is for workstations, personal computers, media centers, tablets, and embedded systems.||Its target system type is a workstation, personal computer, and embedded systems.|
|Computer architectures supported by Windows are IA-32, x86-64, IA-64, ARM, Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC.||Computer architectures supported are x86- 64(10.4.7-present), IA-32(10.4.4-10.6.8) and PowerPC(10.0-10.5.8).|
|File systems supported are NTFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, HFS+, FATX and HFS.||File systems supported are HFS+, APFS, HFS, UFS, AFP, ISO 9660, FAT, UDF, NFS, SMBFS, NTFS, FTP, WebDAV and ZFS.|
|Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here.||Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here also.|
|Package management is MSI or custom installer.||Package management is a macOS installer.|
|Update management is Windows Update.||Update management is Software Update.|
|The native APIs are Win32 and NT API.||The native APIs are Carbon, Cocoa, Java, and BSD-POSIX.|
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