Unix vs Linux: The history of how Unix started and influenced Linux

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    Many of the commands in 1972’s Unix 2nd edition are still used in today’s Linux. Learn how Unix started and how it’s changed over time.

    Posted: November 11, 2022 | %t min read |
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    Jim Hall

    https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/unix-linux-history?sc_cid=7013a0000034WxfAAE

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    Yeah, at one point I am pretty sure I read these too; thanks for sharing them; each perspective is a good reminder of the events that have resulted in what we freely use today!

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    … Yes, the history is interesting too.

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    Thank you both for the history and a great chart with timeline…

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    Neat! The diagram is new to me.

    I started on VMS and was only introduced to unices in the mid-90’s. I sort of feel like I missed out on the early unix experience with my time on VMS.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    @techore: Very interesting!

    I actually received my initial UNIX experience after 2-3 years on the job; first in 1982.

    I got my job at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1985 based on my telephony background, and then learned VAX/VMS at Digital.

    I then led a project to improve interoperability between VMS and UNIX and it was at Digital when I met Jon (maddog) Hall. He and I ate many bags of popcorn and discussed BSD, System V and later Linux.

    When I eventually left Digital I invited my own select group of people to an off site non company function and Jon was one of the people who I invited. Every now and then I see something he’s written and remember our many times and memories.

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