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Submission + - UNIX turns 40

IndioMan writes: The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked: Is UNIX dead?
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UNIX turns 40

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Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.