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Networking The Complete Reference, Third Edition by Bobbi Sandberg

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21 Other Network Operating Systems and Networking in the Cloud

Additional operating systems have been created as computing has evolved. Today, many users are turning to the cloud for networking (and other services). As technology advances, new methods and approaches will develop.

Historical Systems

In 1977, a Unix-based operating system was developed by the University of California, Berkeley. This system was originally an extension of AT&T Research’s Unix operating system. Eventually, Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix came to be the operating system (OS) that many other organizations used as the basis for their own Unix products, including Sun Microsystems’ SunOS. The result is that many of the programs written for one BSD-based ...

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