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A quarter century of UNIX

Author: Peter H Salus
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1994.
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UNIX is a software system that is simple, elegant, portable, and powerful. It grew in popularity without the benefit of a large marketing organization. Programmers kept using it; big companies kept fighting it. After a decade, it was clear that the users had won. A Quarter Century of UNIX is the first book to explain this incredible success, using the words of its creators, developers and users to illustrate how the  Read more...
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Salus, Peter H.
Quarter century of UNIX.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1994
(OCoLC)624378248
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Salus
ISBN: 0201547775 9780201547771
OCLC Number: 29259140
Description: xii, 256 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Genesis. Prelude to space --
Summer 1969-Fall 1970 --
Calculating and computing --
Operating systems --
Project MAC: CTSS and Multics. Part II. Birth of a system. The PDP-11 --
First edition, 1971 --
C and pipes: 1971-1973 --
The first paper -1973 --
The law -part I, status 1974. Part III. What makes UNIX Unix? The users --
Why Unix? --
Style and tools --
PWB and MERT --
Utilities. Part IV. Unix spreads and blossoms. The users -part II --
Berkeley Unix: part I --
Version 7 --
Berkeley Unix: part II --
Commercial Unix --
DEC --
The law -part II. Part V. The Unix industry. /usr/group --
Sun and JAWS --
Standards. Part VI. The currents of change. Duelling Unixes --
Offspring systems --
OSF and UI --
Berkeley Unix: after the VAX --
The law -part III.
Responsibility: Peter H. Salus.

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This work explores the development of UNIX, the dominant system in the commercial computing world - responsible for the development of the C programming language and the modern networked environment  Read more...

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