Enterprise Applications: eWEEK Labs Looks Back at 40 Years of Unix

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-09-03 Print this article Print
eWEEK Labs Looks Back at 40 Years of Unix

eWEEK Labs Looks Back at 40 Years of Unix

by Jim Rapoza
Forty years ago, a new operating system called Unix was created, and a new revolution in computing began. Today, Unix-based operating systems still run many of the biggest and most important computing systems in the world. In fact, the core of Unix can be found in every major operating system in use today, from Apple's Mac OS X to Linux to, yes, even Windows. If Unix itself hadn't forked into many different versions, it might very well be the dominant OS in use today. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Unix, we're taking a look at some of the many different iterations of Unix operating systems.
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel