Berkeley Software Distribution

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Berkeley Software Distribution

A computer operating system that was used between 1977 and 1995. Berkeley Software Distribution was based on and was considered a subset of UNIX.
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Programmers also had to modify the electronic mail program and the Berkeley Unix 4.
Joy founded Sun after having a pivotal role in the development of Berkeley UNIX.
Nebula embracing OpenStack today is similar to Sun embracing Berkeley UNIX in the 1980s," said Andy Bechtolsheim.
Joy came to Sun from the University of California at Berkeley where he was the author of Berkeley UNIX, an early example of an "open source" operating system, that strongly supported TCP/IP and the Internet.
Before co-founding Sun, Bill designed and wrote Berkeley UNIX -- the first open source operating system with built-in TCP/IP, making it the backbone of the Internet.
in 1991 to commercialize BSD technologies and to continue the Berkeley Unix tradition of robust, reliable and extremely secure Internet operating systems for network computing.
Joy was the principal designer of Berkeley UNIX, which became the standard in education and research nationwide.
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