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CYBER SMART: When did Unix first launch?

May 6th, 2016

Question of the Week: When did Unix first launch?

Answer: November 3, 1971

Unix derived from the original AT&T Unix that was launched internally on November 3rd, 1971 at the Bell Labs by leading researchers Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. Unix was, “Designed to be portable, multi-tasking and multi-user in a time-sharing configuration.” Learn more about the Unix operating system and it’s history.

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Jordan True

Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.

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