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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Collection of quotes about Multics

This post is a collection of quotes about Multics (initially released in 1969). Multics stands for MUTLiplexed Information and Computing Service. There are 4 quotes listed below. License: CC BY-SA 4.0


1. "Multics is an influential early time-sharing operating system based on the concept of a single-level memory." (Wikipedia: Multics, 6.21.23 UTC 04:11)


2. "Multics is the first operating system to provide a hierarchical file system, and file names can be of almost arbitrary length and syntax." (Wikipedia: Multics, 6.21.23 UTC 04:11)


3. "Another major new idea of Multics was dynamic linking, in which a running process can make external routines available by adding the segments containing them to its address space." (Wikipedia: Multics, 6.21.23 UTC 04:11)


4. "Influence of Multics on Unix is evident in many areas, including the hierarchical file, redirection, the shell, and the naming of some commands." (Wikipedia: Multics, 6.21.23 UTC 04:11)