By Peter H. Salus
UNIX is a software program approach that's easy, based, transportable, and robust. It grew in recognition with out the advantage of a wide advertising and marketing association. Programmers saved utilizing it; massive businesses stored battling it. After a decade, it was once transparent that the clients had received. 1 / 4 Century of UNIX is the 1st e-book to give an explanation for this tremendous luck, utilizing the phrases of its creators, builders and clients to demonstrate how the sociology of a technical crew can weigh down the motive of multi-billion-dollar enterprises. In getting ready to jot down this booklet, Peter Salus interviewed over a hundred of those key figures and accumulated proper info from Australia to Austria. this is often the ebook that turns UNIX folklore into UNIX historical past. good points: presents the 1st documented background of the improvement of the UNIX working procedure, comprises interviews with over a hundred key figures within the UNIX neighborhood, includes vintage pictures and illustrations, and explains why UNIX succeeded.
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A Quarter Century of UNIX by Peter H. Salus