"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity."

Announcement / Release
January 1971
Birth Place
Seattle, Washington, United States of America


Unix is a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system that exists in many variants.The original Unix was developed at AT&T's Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie,and others.From the power user's or programmer's perspective, Unix systems are characterized by a modular design that is sometimes called the 'Unix philosophy,' meaning the OS provides a set of simple tools that each perform a limited, well-defined function, with a unified filesystem as the main means of communication and a shell scripting and command language to combine the tools to perform complex workflows. The C programming language was designed by Dennis Ritchie as a systems programming language for Unix, allowing for portability beyond the initial PDP-11 development platform and the use of Unix on a plethora of computing platforms.During the late 1970s and 1980s, Unix developed into a standard operating system for academia.

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