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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Unix or Linux?
by Drumhellar on Fri 5th Jun 2009 06:34 UTC
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"A powerful operating system for interactive use need not be expensive either in equipment or in human effort. [We hope that] users of Unix will find that the most important characteristics of the system are its simplicity, elegance, and ease of use."

Now let me ask you: which aligns better with these goals, Linux or UNIX-proper?

Um.... FreeBSD?

FreeBSD is sooo easy to use. Nothing beats it's handbook.

For a complete timeline of Unix and all it's variants, check out
The plotter-sized PDF is most convenient to read.

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