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UNIXReview: The Top UNIX Moments of the Century

Jan 05, 2000, 19:12 (3 Talkback[s])


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"The world might seem to run on UNIX, but it wasn't always so. Readers opine on the best moments of everyone's favorite OS."

"In the high-tech-magazine biz, we report on the latest and fastest, and so rarely have the chance to look back on those singular moments that leapfrogged the current state of the industry, or gave us a new perspective on an old problem. So we asked readers to tell us what they thought were the best moments in UNIX history. The answers vary from the retrospective to the risqué, and illustrate UNIX's complex and often slapdash past. If something can be gleaned from them, it is that UNIX, in its myriad forms, has gained a place in our imagination because of its unshakable performance and, of course, its luminous group of contributors.

  • When gcc compiled on its second platform
  • Richard Stallman's decision to found the FSF and initiate the GNU project
  • The antitrust suit against Microsoft
  • The release of Netscape on Linux
  • The day Netscape switched to the open-source model
  • The publication of Andrew S. Tannenbaum's Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, to which Linux and the open-source movement can be traced
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