UNIX rose from the ashes of a multi-organizational effort in the early 1960s to develop a dependable timesharing operating system. After three decades of use, the UNIX* computer operating system is still regarded as one of the most powerful, versatile, and flexible operating system in the computer world. Its popularity is due to many factors, including its ability to run a wide variety of machines, from micros to supercomputers, and its portability, all of which led to its adoption by many manufacturers. The system also fostered a distinctive approach to software design, solving a problem by interconnecting simpler tools, rather than creating large monolithic application programs. Its development and evolution led to a new philosophy of computing, and it has been a never-ending source of both challenges and joy to programmers around the world.
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity." - Dennis Ritchie
by Stevie June 22, 2004
Get the unix mug.
FreeBSD,NetBSD,BSDi are more popular unix systems among others. They are more usefull on the server scene, for they have almost total control, and modification applications. One could change anything to everything on a unix system provided they have the know how.

One should take note that Apple Os X is based on Unix(Darwin).

Linux and Unix differ on many points, and are greatly argued upon which one is better. It seems one should use both and see which one he/she likes.
I see that you are using Unix! My what a great system you have.
by Gluck April 4, 2005
Get the unix mug.
A Dilbert comic strip...

The Boss: "My boss says we need some eunuch programmers."

Dilbert says: "I think he means Unix, not eunuchs. And I already know Unix."

The Boss: "If the company nurse drops by, tell her I said 'never mind.'"
by skyblack June 13, 2004
Get the unix mug.
A gender specific, geek oriented and nasty operating system created to deliberately confuse, baffle and annoy anyone who is not a nerd.

How to spot people who enjoy Unix: These deluded and solitary individuals will often exhibit many of the following characteristics -

* Mostly male
* Enjoy real ale
* Sport long hair (usually greasy) & often beards
* Wear t-shirts 2 sizes too small that fails to conceal a hairy beer belly underneath
* Have a number of keys dangling from a keyring
* Are socially challenged
* Will quote lines from episodes of Star Trek
* Enjoy heavy rock / metal music. Note: occassionally an older unix techhead will admit to a liking of folk music - these individuals are very dangerous and should be avoided... Worse still is the Unix nerd who enjoys prog rock - anyone with an early Genesis album in their music collection should be treated with suspicion
Hi Jane, I really like you and was wondering if I could take you out to a Unix seminar next week ?

I've re-written the Shell on this Unix server configuration and we're now running a warp factor 8

I spent many a happy hour playing with Unix's Vi editor as I listenned to Fairport Convention in the backgound

Well Roger, my life turned upside down the day Peter Gabriel left Genesis, but then I discovered Rush...
by Chris S - Mcr June 12, 2006
Get the unix mug.
Some old, expessive as hell operating system that corporations used to use as they realized Windows was total crap to use in the real world, and was later replaced mainly with Linux and BSD variants.
I bought this old ass mainframe off of e-bay that had unix on it and I used it to take over the Virginia Beach City Public School System
by John Torque January 18, 2003
Get the unix mug.
Teh only operating system you can trust. Too bad it ain't no phawkin OS in specific, dude. The only *nix that can be used with ease and complete lack of leetness is Apple's OSX, though. Funny thing it ain't no open source and is bling bling imminent to get holda in a legal way.
Alice: "WTF? Me XP like b0000m?!!"
Bob: "Switch, me 1337 Apple dealer!!!11!!1"
Alice: "kk, tnx m8!"
Bob: "$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"
Alice: ":´("
Bob: ":P"
by wtf February 21, 2005
Get the unix mug.
Unix is an ancient snake wandering around and trying to snake someone that he know, and eventually steal the girl
by Professor Vegan July 31, 2021
Get the unix mug.