UNIX

Definition(s)

  • Pronounced yoo-niks, a popular multi-user, multitasking operating system developed at Bell Labs in the early 1970s. Created by just a handful of programmers, UNIX was designed to be a small, flexible system used exclusively by programmers. 1
  • An operating system developed by Bell Laboratories that offers multi-user functionality and uses high-level programs. On PCs, it is often marketed under the name Xenix. 2
  • A software operating system. Originally pioneered by Bell Labs – now widely used by workstations. 3

See Also

Notes

  1. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/U/UNIX.html
  2. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  3. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
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