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DENNIS RITCHIE (STANDING) AND KEN THOMPSON BEGIN PORTING UNIX TO THE
PDP-11 VIA TWO TELETYPE 33 TERMINALS.

I think it's impossible to provide an exact definition of Unix [1].

In summary, Unix is a family of operating systems, comprised of
various kernels and suites of basic utilities, and encompassing a
philosophy of programming and using computers that has resulted in the
UnicesUnixes, Eunice's, Ounces, Incise, UNICEF, Unites, Nice's, Nieces, Ounce's, Undies, Unties, Quinces, Ices, Unis, Minces, Winces, Entices, Unlaces, Annice's, Eunice, Dunces, Anise's, Uni's, Niece's, Quince's, Ice's, Vince's, Dunce's of today.

The first versions were implemented at BellLabsBell Labs, Bell-Labs, Blabs, Bella's, Bellboys, Belabors, Bells, Blobs, Bulbs, Bela's, Bell's, Belays, Belles, Bellina's, Blurbs, Belia's, Belle's, Bellboy's, Bellies, Bellows, Belly's, Belva's, Ballads, Belugas, Balboas, Bealle's, Bellow's, Belita's, Belvia's, Beluga's, Blob's, Bulb's, Balboa's, Belau's, Bellows's, Blurb's, Bellamy's, Beulah's, Ballad's, Bilbao's, Bellini's [2] for a PDP-7 [3]
in 1969. Today, the trademark _Unix_ is owned by X/Open, and is
licensed to anyone whose system can pass a set of compliance tests.

Unix [4] is sometimes called *NIX because at one time AT&T were
pretty fascist about protecting the trademark, which they then owned.

For more details, see this paper [5] or the corporate glossy [6] at
BellLabsBell Labs, Bell-Labs, Blabs, Bella's, Bellboys, Belabors, Bells, Blobs, Bulbs, Bela's, Bell's, Belays, Belles, Bellina's, Blurbs, Belia's, Belle's, Bellboy's, Bellies, Bellows, Belly's, Belva's, Ballads, Belugas, Balboas, Bealle's, Bellow's, Belita's, Belvia's, Beluga's, Blob's, Bulb's, Balboa's, Belau's, Bellows's, Blurb's, Bellamy's, Beulah's, Ballad's, Bilbao's, Bellini's [7].

Links:
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[1] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?Unix
[2] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?BellLabs
[3] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?PDP-7
[4] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?Unix
[5] http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/hist.html
[6] http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/
[7] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?BellLabs

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