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What is mean by unix?

Asked by mohana dev, 26 Jul '07 05:43 pm
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Unix operating systems are widely used in both servers and workstations. The Unix environment and the client-server program model were essential elements in the development of the Internet and the reshaping of computing as centered in networks rather than in individual computers.

Both Unix and the C programming language were developed by AT&T and distributed to government and academic institutions, causing both to be ported to a wider variety of machine families than any other operating system. As a result, Unix became synonymous with "open systems".

Unix was designed to be portable, multi-tasking and multi-user in a time-sharing configuration. Unix systems are characterized by various concepts: the use of plain text for storing data; a hierarchical file system; treating devices and certain types of inter-process communication (IPC) as files; and the use of a large number of small programs that can be strung together through a command line interpreter using pipes, as opposed to usi ...more
Answered by Mangat, 26 Jul '07 05:45 pm

 
  
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Unix is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. Today's Unix systems are split into various branches, developed over time by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors and non-profit organizations.

Answered by Saj Sierra, 27 Jul '07 02:44 am

 
  
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Its an operating system, and the expansion of UNIX is Uniplexed Information and Computing System - UNICS and later on 'cs' transformed to 'x'
Answered by manoj Kumar, 13 Sep '07 06:58 pm

 
  
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