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Re: "UNIX"

From: Erik Wikström <erik-wikstrom@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:34:37 +0100

On 2006-02-23 22:02, Chris Rawnsley wrote:
Very interesting. Well now that I know I will try and be a little more
careful in how I refer to it.
If it is all capitalised that would lead me to believe that it stood
for something, but I can't find anything on the matter. Do you know
why it is capialised and/or do you know the reason they chose the


UNiplexed Information and Computing System, according to wikipedia (replaced the last C and S with an X). I believe that the name has something to do with MULTICS (Multiplexed Information and Computing System?), but exactly what the differance between multiplexed and uniplexid is I don't know.

Erik Wikström
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