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    40 Years of Unix

    http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-...f-Unix-772359/

    This is something I just found after checking my email, and I'm posting it here for anyone who's interested. I haven't read through it yet as I'm on the first page but, given that Unix currently has been with us for 40 years, I think we can all say wow about that. At least a little.

    I don't know of really any other software that has been around in some form for this long.

    It does have an interesting part to it though; What if the versions of Unix WERE smaller? would we still only be using one? Even back in the early days, Unix went to Berkeley and we got BSD, Vi, and TCP/IP. The internet was made on Unix, for Unix. The others had to catch up. The whole world as we know may have been very different had it not been for something that stared 40 years ago.

    DOS has been around for a fairly long time now, but Microsoft stopped having DOS built right in with Windows NT / 2000 / XP, and for a good reason of course (Having firect hardware access like that is easy to use but VERY unstable) and what about Macs? Well, Mac OS has been around a long time too, but the current version is based on BSD Unix.

    Anyway, I'm going to finish reading this and see if anything of interest is brought up.

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    Um... Cobal, CAD, and SQL

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    Probably should have specified:

    OSs... I know, I said software. It was a screw up. (I'd say typo but that's past that).

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    System 360 was released in 1965.
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    Where is system360 used today? No Air traffic control doesn't count.

    P.S.I can't believe they misspelled Linus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Scotch Ron View Post
    System 360 was released in 1965.
    That used punch cards though didn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorpDeath View Post
    Where is system360 used today? No Air traffic control doesn't count.

    P.S.I can't believe they misspelled Linus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KorpDeath View Post
    Where is system360 used today?
    ATMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negative View Post
    ATMs
    ATMs here run either Windows or Linux. Depending of course where the thing is. (I've seen an ATM Blue Screen once.)

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