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Unformatted text preview: The Operating System Course Overview Getting Started Lecture 1: Introduction to UNIX CS2042 - UNIX Tools September 29, 2008 Lecture 1: UNIX Intro The Operating System Course Overview Getting Started Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages Lecture Outline 1 The Operating System Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages 2 Course Overview Class Specifics 3 Getting Started Login Information Lecture 1: UNIX Intro The Operating System Course Overview Getting Started Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages What is UNIX? One of the first widely-used operating systems Basis for many modern OSes Helped set the standard for multi-tasking, multi-user systems Strictly a teaching tool (in its original form) Lecture 1: UNIX Intro The Operating System Course Overview Getting Started Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages A Brief History of UNIX Origins The first version of UNIX was created in 1969 by a group of guys working for AT&Ts Bell Labs. It was one of the first big projects written in the emerging C language. It gained popularity throughout the 70s and 80s, although non-AT&T versions eventually took the lions share of the market. Predates Microsofts DOS by 12 years! Lecture 1: UNIX Intro The Operating System Course Overview Getting Started Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages Lecture Outline 1 The Operating System Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages 2 Course Overview Class Specifics 3 Getting Started Login Information Lecture 1: UNIX Intro The Operating System Course Overview Getting Started Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages Current Incarnations of UNIX Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Suns Solaris GNU/Linux Apples OSX Lecture 1: UNIX Intro The Operating System Course Overview Getting Started Description and History UNIX Flavors Advantages and Disadvantages Berkeley Software Distribution Developed by students and faculty at UC Berkeley Forked from the proprietary version back in the 80s Has since split into many additional flavors - namely, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD Spawned a popular open-source software license (the BSD License!) Primary competitor to Linux among free OSes Lecture 1: UNIX Intro The Operating System...
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