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The History Of Operating Systems [Infographic]

Earlier this week we shared a history of operating system names with you. This infographic complements that with a timeline of quotes and facts from the annals of computer history.

Hit up the link below to check out the full infographic.

The History Of Operating Systems [MakeUseOf]

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  • Published 03/1/11

Comments (6)

  1. Neil

    According to that infographic, the back bone of Linux is Unix which as far as I know is wrong. Can anyone correct that or me?

  2. scarfaceDeb

    Technically, it’s right.
    But actually, Linux core was developed on basis of Minux, which was a small version of Unix written for educational purposes.

  3. scarfaceDeb

    *sorry, mistyped: Minix

  4. Neil

    Okay thanks for clearing that up :)

  5. Omar Hafiz

    Great infographic.

    The story of how Linux was created i here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanenbaum%E2%80%93Torvalds_debate

  6. OMG Eureka

    Along with above infographic, it’s good to see the History of Comptuers as well : http://omgeureka.blogspot.com/2011/02/computers-history-from-1939-to-2010.html

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