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Are you fed up with the slow speed of your workstation?

Would you like to run your programs twice as fast?

Here’s how to do it in UNIX. Just follow these three easy steps:

1. Design and code a high-performance UNIX vm kernel. Be careful! Your algorithm needs to run twice as fast as the present one to see the full 100% speed-up.

2. Put your code in a file called /kernel/unix.c

3. Issue the command cc -O4 -o /kernel/unix /kernel/unix.c and reboot your machine.

It’s as simple as that. And remember, Beethoven wrote his first symphony in C.

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