How I used Unix to get things done
“UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.” ~ Dennis Ritchie
Back in the days
- Dennis Ritchie – created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system.
- Ken Thompson – an American pioneer of computer science and worked at Bell Labs for most of his career where he designed and implemented the original Unix operating system.
- Brian Kernighan – a Canadian computer scientist who worked at Bell Labs and contributed to the development of Unix alongside Unix creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.
Ken Thompson (sitting) and Dennis Ritchie (standing) in front of a PDP-11
Simplified history of Unix-like operating systems
Unix workstations used
- 1989 : Digital Equipment Corporation, DECstation 3100 & 5000, MIPS RISC-based, running Ultrix
- 1992 : Hewlett-Packard, HP 9000, Model 720, running HP-UX
- 1995 : IBM RS/6000, RISC system, Model 42T, running AIX
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Some Unix-powered research
Avoid vendor lock-in: looking forward to use open-source Linux for the next 50y 😉
Unix history explained by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie
Unix: Making computers easier to use – AT&T archives film from 1982, Bell Laboratories