Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:50 UTC, submitted by snydeq
General Unix Gary Anthes offers an overview history of Unix forty years since Ken Thompson banged out the first version in assembly language for a wimpy DEC PDP-7 minicomputer, spending one week each on the operating system, a shell, an editor, and an assembler. Also included in the package are a year-by-year time line of its evolution, and profiles of Unix giants David Korn, Rick Rashid, and Gordon Bell.
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One thing to consider...
by demetrioussharpe on Fri 5th Jun 2009 00:36 UTC
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Now let me ask you: which aligns better with these goals, Linux or UNIX-proper?

Although, legally, Free|Open|NetBSD can't be called Unix, codewise it's clearly the modern decendent of Unix and aligns better with those goals. I think that the *BSD OS's clearly carry the Unix flame.

As far as moving to the next level of Unix. That could only be Plan 9. Plan 9 is what you get when the original writers of Unix re-thought things.

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