40 Years of UnixSep 29, 2009, 19:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"After the failure of time-sharing system Multics, the two gentlemen needed a computer and an operating system to run Space Travel, an early computer game. Since there was a now-famous "little-used DEC PDP-7" mini-computer at Bell Labs, they took it over and start programming the game into the computer using paper tape. Of course, to run the game, they also needed a file system, some way of handling computer processes. They used the lessons of Multics to create an operating system that, in time, became Unix.
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