The Life and Times of the Multics OS

Descriptive quote from the article: “Multics is a mainframe timesharing OS that started as far back as 1965 and was put to rest after a long life in October 2000. You may be asking why you need to know more about an OS that is no longer in use. The answer to that question is, “You’ll never know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.” Although this saying is a bit corny, it is especially true of Multics because of its influence on today’s mainstream operating systems.”

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  1. 2002-01-28 11:31 am