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UNIX - A Solution to the Conpatibility Problem

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1 Author(s)
Gulbranson, R.L. ; Nuclear Physics Laboratory and Department of Physics University of ILlinois at Urbana-Champaign and University Computer Center University of Minnesota

The UNIX operating system (TM Bell Laboratories) has achieved a high degree of popularity in recent years. It is rapidly becoming a defacto standard as the operating system for 16 and 32 bit microcomputers. The adoption of this operating system by the physics community offers several substantial advantages; a portable software environment (editors, file system, etc.), freedom to choose among a variety of higher-level languages for software applications, and computer hardware vendor independence.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 5 )