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 Unix turns 40

Nice retrospective by computer world.

"After batting around some ideas for a new system, Thompson wrote the first version of Unix, which the pair would continue to develop over the next several years with the help of colleagues Doug McIlroy, Joe Ossanna and Rudd Canaday. Some of the principles of Multics were carried over into their new operating system, but the beauty of Unix then (if not now) lay in its less-is-more philosophy."
Unix turns 40

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 8, 2009 )


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