Date of this Version

1-1-2010

Document Type

Journal Article

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Published Version.

Toomey, W. (2010). First edition Unix: Its creation and restoration. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 32(3), 74-82.

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2010 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 089900

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Abstract

Until recently, the earliest versions of the Unix operating system were believed to have been lost completely. In 2008, however, a restoration team from the Unix Heritage Society completed an effort to resurrect and restore the first edition Unix to a running and usable state from a newly discovered listing of the system's assembly source code.

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