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September 29, 2009
by sjvn01
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40 Years of Unix

Unix is 40-years old. 1969, the summer of love, was the summer of not having enough computer resources for AT&T Bell Lab employees Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. After the failure of Multics, a timesharing operating system, the two needed … Continue reading

September 22, 2008
by sjvn01
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VirtualBox update brings improved performance and 64-bit support

Sun has released the first update to its recently purchased desktop virtualization program, now called Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0. While not a major update, it does bring improved performance and 64-bit operating system support to the popular open source virtualization … Continue reading