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Old 09-04-2012, 02:51 AM   #1
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What's the historical background of UNIX?


What's the historical background of UNIX?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

that really is a lmgtfy question. But, I'll do one better: a link to wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Unix

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:55 AM   #3
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That's actually very easy.
 
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:38 AM   #4
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What's the historical background of UNIX?
What is the context of your question? Without knowing that, you're going to get a variety of answers that may not be helpful---for example:

"Unix was developed to provide a platform for developing C, which was then used to write Unix." (at least part of this statement is true..... )
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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UNIX was like a MULTICS 2 - OS with idea of time-sharing.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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UNIX were employed for guarding harems.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:57 AM   #7
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UNIX were employed for guarding harems.
This thread is headed for big trouble......

Here's the problem: "UNIX" is singular----the plural is "Unices". Or, how about YOUnix?---You know, the precursor of MEnix....(That's the French pronunciation of "Minix")

Now, say this 10 times fast:
"Linus' Minix is Linux.....is'nt Unix......is it?"


Now, what was I doing?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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This thread is headed for big trouble......
Usually happens with threads that I get involved in...don't know why.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #9
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Read the first few pages of Introduction to Linux A hands-on guide
http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/intro-linux.pdf
 
  


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