UNIX Turns 40

vivek

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Just saw this on http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/06/07/1619231/Unix-Turns-40

Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what would become one of the most important pieces of software ever created. After four decades, the future of the operating system is clouded, but its legacy will endure.
Direct link to article - http://www.computerworld.com/action...ating+Systems&articleId=9133570&taxonomyId=89

What do you think about the future of Unix, especially FreeBSD? I do not see any problem in near future for FreeBSD...
 

rhyous

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Happy 40th.

Isn't it crazy that it has only been 40 years. What is the computer industry going to look like in another 40 and how is Unix going to continue to influence it?
 

ericbsd

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Happy Birthday UNIX You save myself and my brain from microsoft. :)
 

ephemera

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Amazing! I wonder if there is any other software that has survived (still relevant) this long? :beergrin
 

Brandybuck

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ephemera said:
Amazing! I wonder if there is any other software that has survived (still relevant) this long? :beergrin

The C language came out at the same time. Unix would not be there without C, and vice versa. But for older software, there is still Fortran, and it's still being used today.
 

roddierod

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Brandybuck said:
The C language came out at the same time. Unix would not be there without C, and vice versa. But for older software, there is still Fortran, and it's still being used today.

I work with a guy that still think Fortran is the best language every.
 

Brandybuck

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killasmurf86 said:
assembler
Except that assembler isn't a single language, it's a collection of unrelated languages. There aren't too many assemblers still in use today that are older than 20 years. Far fewer that are older than 30.
 
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