Tag: UNIX

Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX, sometimes also written as Unix in small caps) is a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T; employees at Bell Labs, including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Douglas McIlroy, Michael Lesk and Joe Ossanna. The Unix operating system was first developed in assembly language, but by 1973 had been almost entirely recoded in C, greatly facilitating its further development and porting to other hardware. Today’s Unix system evolution is split into various branches, developed over time by AT&T; as well as various commercial vendors, universities (such as University of California, Berkeley’s BSD), and non-profit organizations.
The Open Group, an industry standards consortium, owns the UNIX trademark. Only systems fully compliant with and certified according to the Single UNIX Specification are qualified to use the trademark; others might be called Unix system-like or Unix-like,…

Finally, it’s time for Wine

Fifteen years in the making, everyone’s favorite software to run Windows programs on Linux and Unix, Wine, is almost ready…

Wine 1.0 RC4 Released!

The popular Windows implementation for Unix has reached a new milestone with their 1.0 RC4 release. This brings them even…

Wine 1.0 RC3 Released

This is release 1.0-rc3 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. read more | digg story

The 25 Year Old UNIX Bug

1983. The year of the IBM PC XT, the Apple Lisa, Pioneer 10 leaving the solar system, and Hooters opening…

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