September 6, 2012 AT 7:39 am

The UNIX Operating System


The UNIX Operating System… via Metafilter.

The UNIX™ System: Making Computers More Productive. A video from 1982 featuring Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Alfred Aho, and Lorinda Cherry discussing key features of UNIX.

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  1. At the time (1982) UNIX had been available with commercial 3rd party support for 6+ years. I was using it to help make movies (The Last Starfighter).

    The video is a great history lesson on origins of so many things we take for granted in computers these days. … even with the stilted delivery and wooden ‘actors’. Not all great techies have the screen presence of you folks!

    Thanks for the memory!

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