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caProblem 1: Development of the UNIX Operating System UNIX has grown, changed, and improved along with the development of computer hardware, software applications, networking, etc. UNIX is an open software system. Since the source code is available to everyone, people have been able to update it based upon the current needs and wants. There are 3 branches of UNIX. In the mid-1960s, Bell Laboratories began developing a multiuser operating system known as MULTICS. One of the biggest drawbacks of this new operating system was the complexity of the software and hardware required to accomplish simple tasks for multiple users. So MULTICS became a failure. Later, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and a few other Bell Laboratories employees developed a multiuser operating system called UNIX. It was first run on a DEC PDP-7 computer and later on a PDP- 11. One distinction that it had from MULTICS was that it allowed a process to be created easily by a single user. In the early 70s, it was recoded in C. By being recoded in C, it was able to portable between
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