UNIX ? The system behind it all

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Technology

 

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Richard W

 

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January 19, 2014

 

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The unique advantage of the UNIX operating system when it was introduced was that it could (and still does) run on dissimilar machines, unheard of prior to 1969. UNIX also can run more than one program at a time(Multitasking environment), store complex graphics and databases, and link to other UNIX and mainframe computer systems, including DOS since the late 1980s...
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This minimizes user costs and eliminates system-wide hardware crashes. Some of the original UNIX programs are "still evident today." (Wolfe 29) UNIX was developed at AT&T in 1969, primarily for controlling the phone network and handling government communications. Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sun Systems, other U...
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