Learn what Unix is and the history behind it in this video.
- [Instructor] Let's begin by getting an understanding … of what Unix is and how it got to the point … where it is today. … Unix is an operating system. … It was created around 1970 by AT&T employees … working at Bell Labs. … Many of the Bell Labs employees were involved in the design … of a mainframe operating system called MULTICS, … short for Multiplex Information and Computing Service. … Back then, mainframes were expensive, … so users were granted timesharing slots to do their work … often by logging in from a remote terminal … with less computing power. … MULTICS was designed to manage … that remote login timesharing process. … But MULTICS became a large and complex project, … and Bell Labs decided to pull out of it. … But the employees who'd worked on it … still liked the project's goals. … So almost as a side project, … they worked on building a smaller and simpler version. … Their first version only supported a single user, … so as a play on the name MULTICS, they called it UNICS, …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Files and Directories
3. Ownership and Permissions
4. Commands and Processes
5. Directing Input and Output
6. Configure Your Working Environment
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