"The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected."
Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Ed., June 12, 1972
Unixica is dedicated to Unix,
Unix people (specially
and Unix culture. The focus is on the main
development in Bell Labs and Berkeley, which introduced a unique fresh and
pure view to software engineering, from concept to design and to
implementation: Writing neat code with elegant design to create software
tools. Unix is not just an operating system, it's a concept with a deep
philosophy behind it, which was first introduced in Unix, and continued to
grow in C, BSD, a huge number of tools, Plan 9 and Inferno. Unix family and
their philosophy have a distinguished quality far from comparable to the
typical commercial software available in market.
There's a huge number of sites on the Internet about Unix, but they mostly
concentrate on usage, how-to's and technologies. Unixica is a return to the
root concepts and the key ideas by providing information about the original
avant garde people who visualized and created Unix, where each one
ended up, and what they are doing now. Unixica is a good resource for people
who would like to learn about the best of the best in the field. Whether you
are a systems administrator or a developer, the more you understand the
philosophy of Unix the better you can use this versatile tool, and
understanding Unix is not possible without understanding the way Unix people
think. This is what Unixica is all about.
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