Kopec Explains Software
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#32 What is Unix?

The most influential operating system of all time.

Unix is the most influential operating system of all time. In this episode we discuss its history, its evolution, and its philosophy. We trace Unix from its origins at Bell Laboratories, through the Unix Wars, and into the dominance of its clone, Linux. We talk about its relationship to the C Programming Language, the four points of its philosophy as outlined by McIlroy, and its future. Join us for a quick dive into Unix.

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The origins and impact of PowerPoint.

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#28 Learning to Code

Tips for Aspiring Programmers

#27 Databases

What really is a database?

#26 Napster

The service that popularized peer-to-peer music sharing.

#25 Spreadsheets

The history and importance of spreadsheets.