UNIX Operating System Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

UNIX Operating System
A discussion of the history and benefits of the UNIX operating system.
# 117369 | 2,074 words | 9 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2009 in Computer and Technology (Programming)

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The paper overviews the history of the UNIX operating system that was born in 1969 and has been in continuous production use ever since. The paper looks at the most major contributions of UNIX as an operating system and discusses how UNIX is a classic example of open source software.

History of UNIX
Contribution of UNIX as an Operating system
Tie in of UNIX with Open Source

From the Paper:

"In today's modern society, owning a PC is as common as owning a television set. This was not the case as recent as 30 years ago, when computers were seen as machines only used in laboratories The Computer might have remained a piece of Laboratory equipment for the exclusive use of Scientists and Engineers, had it not been for the invention and development of Operating Systems (OS). OS has made computers available to the world, and the rest as they say, is history."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Peterson, L. Richard, The Complete Reference - Linux, 5th Edition, 2003, TataMcGraw-Hill, New Delhi.
  • Deikman, Alan, Unix Programming on 80286 & 80386, 2nd Edition, 1989, BPB Publications, New Delhi.
  • The Unix system. (2006, February). Retrieved May 2, 2007, from http://www.unix.org/what_is_unix/history_timeline.html
  • Raymond, E.S. (2003). The art of UNIX programming. Retrieved May 2, 2007 from
  • http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/ch02s01.html

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