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Lions' Commentary on Unix: With Source Code
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Peer to Peer Communications
Publication date April 1, 1996
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Edition 6
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781573980135
ISBN-10 1573980137
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.75 by 11.25 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $39.95
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The most famous suppressed book in computer history! * Used as an Operating System textbook at MIT"After 20 years, this is still the best expostion of the workings of a 'real' operating system." --- Ken Thompson (Developer of the UNIX operating system)After years of suppression (as trade secrets) by various owners of the UNIX code, this tome has been re-released, and we owe a debt to all involved in making this happen. I consider this to be the single most important book of 1996. Unix Review, June 1997"The Lions book", cherished by UNIX hackers and widely circulated as a photocopied bootleg document since the late 1970's, is again available in an unrestricted edition. This legendary underground classic, reproduced without modification, is really two works in one: the complete source code to an early version (Edition 6) of the UNIX operating system, a treasure in itself! a brilliant commentary on that code by John Lionswith additional historical perspective essays added in 1996.Lions' marriage of source code with commentary was originally used as an operating systems textbook, a purpose for which it remains superbly well-suited (as evidenced by it's ongoing use at MIT).

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9781573980135 | details & prices | 254 pages | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $39.95
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