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The Man Behind The Operating System

Although most operating systems are developed by a team of programmers,
they almost all start out as the vision of a single person. Here are those people.

2K.............Roy H. Campbell
Acorn MOS......Sophie Wilson
AdaOS..........Nick Roberts
AIX............IBM
Amiga..........Jay Miner
Amoeba.........Andrew Tanenbaum
AtheOS.........Kurt Skauen
BeOS...........Jean-Louis Gassee
BSD.OS.........Mike Karels
CP/M...........Gary Kildall
EROS...........Jonathan S. Shapiro
FreeBSD........Jordan K. Hubbard
FreeDOS........Jim Hall
GNU Hurd.......Richard Stallman
IRIX...........Kurt Akeley
Linux..........Linus Torvalds
Mac OS.........Steve Jobs
Minix..........Andrew Tanenbaum
Multics........Jack Dennis
Mungi..........Gernot Heiser
MS.DOS.........Tim Patterson
Net BSD........Chris G. Demetriou
NeXtstep.......Steve Jobs
Oberon.........Niklaus Wirth
Open BSD.......Theo De Raadt
Plan 9.........Rob Pike
QNX............Dan Dodge
RISC OS........Sophie Wilson
Solaris........Bill Joy
UNIX...........Ken Thompson
Windows........Bill Gates
Windows NT.....David Cutter
This list is far from complete if you have anything to add please /msg me. < ************** the great self imposed rewrite*************** A very wise editor had started to audit me, and I quickly realized (from his msgs), that I have a lot more bad nodes then I thought. So I am going to rewrite almost all of my nodes (at least the first 500 or so). I will starting at my very first node, and redoing them in order. I will list them here as I redo them. Even my best nodes could probably use a bit of work. So I will leave no node unturned (except my daylogs, which I will simply spellcheck). This node was smiled down upon with great joy and happiness********* at server time Friday, March 29, 2002 at 10:50:37 ******End commentary*******>

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