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3.26. What is UNIX?
UNIX is one of the most popular operating systems used on the Internet. UNIX is
available for a wide variety of computer platforms. It's a multiuser,
multitasking environment. This means that several people can use a UNIX
computer simultaneously, and each person can run several programs at once. This
makes UNIX is a very powerful system.
UNIX was developed in the 1960s at AT&T Bell Labs. Since its creation, UNIX
has seen countless updates, revisions, and spinoffs. Today, there are flavors
of UNIX with names like SCO UNIX, BSD, and System V.
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