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40 years of Unix

Aug 20, 2009, 21:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Ward)

[ Thanks to Fred for this link. ]

"Work on Unix began at Bell Labs after AT&T, (which owned the lab), MIT and GE pulled the plug on an ambitious project to create an operating system called Multics.

"The idea was to make better use of the resources of mainframe computers and have them serve many people at the same time.

""With Multics they tried to have a much more versatile and flexible operating system, and it failed miserably," said Dr Peter Salus, author of the definitive history of Unix's early years."

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