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Unix and the Origin of the Web

Networking has been central to the development of Unix. Unix was originally developed around 1970 as a research project by AT&T Bell Laboratories, building on multiuser and multitasking ideas from the Multics government research project of the 1960s. Since AT&T was barred from selling software because it was the U.S. telephone monopoly, it allowed universities to use the source code for education and research. The University of California at Berkeley, in particular, continued development on the TCP/IP implementation in the Unix kernel. The Berkeley group introduced enough changes that Unix was split into two main camps for about 10 years: Berkeley Unix and AT&T Unix. Around 1988, these were merged into System V Release 4 (SVR4) Unix, but d....


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