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Unix

Unix is an [[operating system]] written by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs in 1969.

Originally UNICS, which stands for Uniplexed Information and Computing Service, which was a lesser variant of a project called MULTICS, Mulitplexed Information and Computing Service.

Unix is more a class of [[operating system]] than a specific [[operating system]]. There are two basic variants: [[BSD]] and [[System V]]. Most [[Unix]] and [[Unix-like]] [[operating system]]s fall neatly (or less so) into one of these categories.