Unix is an operating system that was developed at AT&T's Bell Laboratories in the early 1970's by Ken Thompson ,Dennis Ritchie and others. The unix system has become quite popular since its inception, running on machines of varying processing power from microprocessors to mainframes and providing a common execution environment across them. Unix systems usually offer the best performanceand support for the most concurrent users of any computer configuration. It was designed to be a multi-user, time sharing operating system that can efficiently handle a large number of user stations running different programs simultaneously.
Unix supports many programming languages,databases and program development tools. it is an open system, so it runs on many different hardware systems. Today, Windows systems are being networked together to provide the multi-user capability that unix provides. Unix can also support graphic applications by using special X Windows stations.
This blog aims at giving you an insight into the intricacies of the Unix operating system.