Jelena Mamčenko Operating Systems Lecture Notes on Operating Systems 75 • File viewing and editing: more less ed vi emacs head tail • Text processing: echo cat grep sort uniq sed awk cut tr split printf • File comparison: comm cmp diff patch • Miscellaneous shell tools: yes test xargs • System administration: chmod chown ps su w who • Communication: mail telnet ftp finger ssh • Authentication: su login passwd 42 OS/2 OPERATING SYSTEM In the early 1990s, two of the biggest names in the PC world, IBM and Microsoft, joined forces to create OS/2, with the goal of making it the "next big thing" in graphical operating systems. Well, it didn't quite work out that way. :^) The story behind OS/2 includes some of the most fascinating bits of PC industry history, but it's a long story and not one that really makes sense to get into here. The short version goes something like this: Microsoft and IBM create OS/2 with high hopes that it will revolutionize the PC desktop. OS/2 has some significant technical strengths but also some problems.
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