40 years of Unix

1956 A U.S. Department of Justice consent decree enjoins AT&T from “engaging … in any business other than the furnishing of common carrier communication services.” 1969 Mar. — AT&T-owned Bell Laboratories withdraws from development of Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service), a pioneering but overly complicated time-sharing system. Some important principles in Multics will be… Continue reading 40 years of Unix