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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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