The UNIX® System Today - The Book

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The UNIX System Today - The Authorized Guide to Version 2 of the Single UNIX® Specification

The Open Group, May 2000
in association with VA Linux Systems,
Edited by Andrew Josey.

Also now available, the Guide to Version 3 of the Single UNIX Specification

The cover continues our sporting theme of the Source Book series, see a shot of the cover image

Two CD-ROMs are included.

Includes the Single UNIX Specification Version 2, the complete Motif, CDE and X11R5 Specifications, the X11R6 Protocol Specification, the XNFS 3W, XNS Version 5.2, TPI Version 2, the DLPI Version 2 Specifications, the X11R6.4 Source Reference Implementation and more on CD-ROM  

Book Overview

This Source Book provides complete information on what's new in the Single UNIX Specification, Version 2 and features of the UNIX 98 Product Standards, with comprehensive reference material on every aspect. What's more, it's authoritative, with papers written by members of the working groups that developed the specification, and the complete 3000 page Single UNIX Specification, Version 2 is included on the CD-ROM, together with other related specifications.


The Open Group has published a new edition of the Go Solo Source Book covering the current state of the art of the UNIX System.

The new edition is entitled The UNIX System Today.

This has been expanded and revised to include new sections on UNIX system networking (Distributed file systems, WebNFS, NFS, Samba), the X Window System , UNIX system clustering, the Linux operating system and Open Source in addition to the material covering the Single UNIX Specification and the UNIX 98 product standards .

The book also includes two CD-ROMs.

The first CD-ROM includes the full documentation set for the Single UNIX Specification V2 and related UNIX 98 specifications (including the Motif, CDE, X11R5 specifications), technical papers, migration information between versions of the Single UNIX Specification, the XNS 5.2 specification, the TPI and DLPI specifications, the X11R6.4 sample implementation, and a set of PDF reader software.

The second CD-ROM produced by VA Linux Systems contains a complete copy of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system. Debian GNU/Linux is an Open Source operating system developed solely by the cooperative effort of over 500 individuals throughout the Internet. This has been included in recognition of the increasing importance that Open Source operating systems are playing in todays marketplace.

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Bibliographic Information.

Published : May 2000.


The UNIX System Today - The Authorized Guide to Version 2 of the Single UNIX Specification
Series: Source Books from The Open Group
ISBN: 1-85912-296-5
Open Group Document Number: G904
Proposed Price: US$59.00
CD-ROMs: 2 CD-ROMs included with the full set of documentation for the Single UNIX Specification, Version 2, a separate CD contains the Debian/GNU Linux operating system.
Publication Date: May 2000
Availability: Published by The Open Group and available through all good book stores.
Available to order now direct from the Open Group.

For further information please contact Andrew Josey, The Editor, The UNIX System Today or Phil Holmes, Chief Publishing and Information Officer, The Open Group at Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Reading, Berks., RG1 1AX, UK (Tel: +44 1189 508311, Fax: +44 1189 500110, email a.josey (at) opengroup (dot) org or p.holmes (at) opengroup (dot) org).

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