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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by bullethead on Fri 5th Jun 2009 02:21 UTC
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It all starts with assembler, it all ends with assembler. Remember that and you'll succeed...

I've seen the power of pure assembler, there really is no match to that. You're fooling yourself with the human element if you accept anything else but pure assembler.

What is possible now with our modern chips and pure assembler is completely alien to many. Godspeed! Machine thinking=Machine Life.

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