• A short history of UNIX
• UNIX and networking
• Linux and networking
Numerous software vendors vigorously compete for market share in the Network Operating System (NOS) business. These software companies spend substantial money just on advertising. Each NOS offers a common set of services. Yet, each also has its own flavor. These services and their flavors will be explained in this hour.
One of the first “networked” operating systems (OSs) was UNIX. In this hour, we look at a short history of UNIX and examine the basics of how it works. We also explore Linux, a UNIX derivative. Linux is open source (code that is not copyrighted) and offers some interesting alternatives to other ...