In Pictures: Celebrating Unix heroes

This presentation features the early Unix pioneers and their contributions to the computer industry.

Rick Rashid In 1979, Rick Rashid was hired as a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. His contribution to the Unix environment was the first version of the Mach kernel, a replacement “micro kernel” for BSD Unix. Mach was the first 64-bit version of Unix and, together with BSD, became the foundation for the Open Software Foundation’s OS called OSF/1, which later became the OS roots for DEC/Compaq/HP, NeXTstep, and Apple Mac OS X. Today, Rashid is the Chief Research Officer at Microsoft Corp.

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