Essays Tagged: "Ken Thompson"

Windows NT vs Unix as an operating system

eneral Electric, dropping out of the computer business altogether.One of the Bell Labs researchers (Ken Thompson) then decided to rewrite a stripped down version of MULTICS, initially as a hobby. He u ... device driver architecture is modular in design. It allows big (monolithic) device drivers to be broken up into layers of smaller independent device drivers. A driver that provides common functionalit ...

(19 pages) 706 5 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Where did UNIX come from and why are there different versions of UNIX?

development projectcalled MULTICS. While working for Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1969 and 1970, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchiebegan to develop their own single-user, multi-tasking small operating ...

(1 pages) 125 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

History of UNIX

st formulated in the Bell Laboratories under AT&T. Its development is primarily associated with Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. The reason behind its development was, remarkably enough, because K ... sing them.The first documentation of the new operating system was the "UNIX Programmer's Manual" by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. In the second edition of the manual, it was mentioned that the "num ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.3 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Hackers Thought

g, and the mouse; Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation; Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, the driving force behind Bell Laboratory's computer science operation group and creato ...

(6 pages) 22 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers