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  • Access To The Unix Xenix Systems
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    In the following file, all references made to the name Unix, may also be substituted to the Xenix operating system. Brief history: Back in the early sixties, during the development of third generation computers at MIT, a group of programmers studying the potential of computers, discovered their ability of performing two or more tasks simultaneously. Bell Labs, taking notice of this discovery, provided funds for their developmental scientists to investigate into this new frontier. After about 2 y...
  • Versions Of Berkeley Unix
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    Where Did UNIX Come From and Why Are There Different Versions Of UNIX? The first efforts at developing a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system were begun in the 1960's in a development project called MULTICS. While working for Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1969 and 1970, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie began to develop their own single-user, multi-tasking small operating system and they chose the name UNIX. Their initial goal was simply to operate their DEC PDP machines more effectively. I...
  • Shell Programs Unix Linux Answers
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    UNIX AND LINUX Two Powerful Systems That Are Often Misunderstood By Paul Operating Systems Concepts October 9, 1999 Unix and Linux There have been many-recorded eras throughout man's history. There was the Ice Age (BURR), the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Industrial Age (revolution) just to name a few. Each of these eras marks pivotal advances in humankind. Here are some examples of our advancements, during the Ice Age, one of nature's first demonstrations of her power in population control...
  • Unix And Windows Nt
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    UNIX vs. NT To build a good and stable network is extremely difficult. It takes a team of very knowledgeable engineers to put together a system that will provide the best service and will for fill the need for the companies users and clients. There are many issues that have to be resolved and many choices have to be made. The toughest choices IT managers have to make, are what will be the best server platform for their environment. Many questions must be answered. Which server software offers co...
  • Ms Dos As Their Operating System
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    Compare and Contrast Microsoft DOS with UNIX Arthur Benn is Microcomputer Operating Systems CGS 1560 INTRODUCTION As is suggestive of its name, an operating system (OS) is a collection of programs that operate the personal computer (PC). Its primary purpose is to support programs that actually do the work one is interested in, and to allow competing programs to share the resources of the computer. However, the OS also controls the inner workings of the computer, acting as a traffic manager which...

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