Unix

Unix

Unix is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T.

This operating systems are widely used either as a server or workstation. The architecture of this operating system and client / server model is the most important element in the development of the internet and change the computing process is centralized in the network of a single process on a computer.

From the power user’s or programmer’s perspective, this operating systems are characterized by a modular design that is sometimes called the “Unix philosophy”, meaning that the operating system provides a set of simple tools that each perform a limited, well-defined function, with a unified filesystem as the main means of communication and a shell scripting and command language to combine the tools to perform complex workflows. Aside from the modular design, this operating system also distinguishes itself from its predecessors as the first portable operating system: almost the entire operating system is written in the C programming language that allowed this operating system to reach numerous platforms.

Originally, this operating system was meant to be a programmer’s workbench to be used for developing software to be run on multiple platforms, more than to be used to run application software.The system grew larger as the operating system started spreading in the academic circle, as users added their own tools to the system and shared them with colleagues.

Below are some solutions that we can provide in Unix Environment:

  • FreeBSD
  • OpenIndiana
  • PC-BSD
  • Solaris
  • Others