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[News] Another Look at OpenSolaris; UNIX at Age 40

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Say 'Cheese': OpenSolaris' Time Slider

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| Whenever an operating system — however obscure — comes up with a killer 
| feature, it's worth sitting up and taking notice. And there's no doubt that 
| OpenSolaris' Time Slider feature is heavily armed and dangerous.   


Timeline: 40 Years Of Unix

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| AT&T-owned Bell Laboratories withdraws from development of Multics, a 
| pioneering but overly complicated time-sharing system. Some important 
| principles in Multics were to be carried over into Unix.  
| Ken Thompson at Bell Labs writes the first version of an as-yet-unnamed 
| operating system in assembly language for a DEC PDP-7 minicomputer. 



Unix turns 40: The past, present and future of a revolutionary OS

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| Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one
| month what would become one of the most important pieces of software ever
| created.


The Unix family tree


Timeline: 40 years of Unix


On the shoulders of giants: Three Unix movers and shakers

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| Programmers Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie are most often credited with the
| invention of Unix at Bell Labs in 1969 and the early 1970s. That's entirely
| fair, but as with most important technologies, it's the people who follow the
| pioneers who often make the difference between a fabulous lab prototype and a
| technology that really transforms the landscape.
| Here's a brief look at three people, among thousands, who have made a
| difference in the Unix world.


OpenSolaris 2009.06 Performance

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| For the most part there are not many performance changes to be spotted in the
| 26 tests we ran using the Phoronix Test Suite. In some tests like
| GraphicsMagick, the newer GCC 4.3.2 compiler that is available via the Image
| Packaging System was a big help, while in other tests the newer GCC 4.x
| compiler actually led to a performance regression. Besides that there is not
| too much to illustrate with today's tests. Shortly we will have a new round
| of Ubuntu Linux vs. OpenSolaris testing.


Who wants a giant poster of the history of Unix?

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| Debian, OpenServer, OpenBSD and Mac OSX all have their place in history
| shown.


A question about Linux

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| The second part of his question was whether the role he sees Linux playing in
| the deaths of HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris makes choosing Linux counter-productive
| in the longer term. The answer to that, I think, is No - because Linux isn’t
| killing any other Unix; it’s giving people who want to move to x86 a better,
| and often cheaper, alternative to Windows.

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