#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.
- Episode 2: What is an Operating System?
- Episode 12: Open Source Software
- Episode 19: What is Linux?
- Unix Time-Sharing System: Foreword by McIlroy, Pinson, Tague via Archive.org
- Unix: A History and a Memoir by Brian Kernighan via Amazon
- Review of Unix: A History and a Memoir by David
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