UNIX 98

What Does UNIX 98 Mean?

UNIX 98 is an Open Group Specification. It is compliant with the Single UNIX Specification, version 2.

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Techopedia Explains UNIX 98

UNIX is an operating system (OS) formulated in 1969 at Bell Labs as an interactive time-sharing system. It was never a proprietary OS and is not owned by the leading computer companies. UNIX also is written in a standard language and is comprised of many popular ideas, which led UNIX to become the primary available open standard OS.

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