What is UNIX, anyway?

Technology professionals have loosely used the term “UNIX” since the first person had to explain the difference between the Berkeley and AT&T flavors, so it’s not surprising to find as many UNIX® standards as there are versions of the operating system. Peter Seebach wades through the wellspring of UNIX standards and sorts them out for you, concluding that the rumors of the death of UNIX are (as usual) greatly exaggerated.

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