"The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected."
Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Ed., June 12, 1972

 
   Unixica is dedicated to Unix, Unix people (specially bell labs and berkeley), and Unix culture. The focus is on the main development in Bell Labs and Berkeley, which introduced a unique fresh and pure view to software engineering, from concept to design and to implementation: Writing neat code with elegant design to create software tools. Unix is not just an operating system, it's a concept with a deep philosophy behind it, which was first introduced in Unix, and continued to grow in C, BSD, a huge number of tools, Plan 9 and Inferno. Unix family and their philosophy have a distinguished quality far from comparable to the typical commercial software available in market.

There's a huge number of sites on the Internet about Unix, but they mostly concentrate on usage, how-to's and technologies. Unixica is a return to the root concepts and the key ideas by providing information about the original avant garde people who visualized and created Unix, where each one ended up, and what they are doing now. Unixica is a good resource for people who would like to learn about the best of the best in the field. Whether you are a systems administrator or a developer, the more you understand the philosophy of Unix the better you can use this versatile tool, and understanding Unix is not possible without understanding the way Unix people think. This is what Unixica is all about.

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Nasser Manesh