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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]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • 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:

  6. OMG Eureka

    Along with above infographic, it’s good to see the History of Comptuers as well :

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