1987-10-26, English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Posix increases portability potential. (Spotlight on Unix) Weiss, Harvey

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  • Magazine/​Journal article
Published
  • Computerworld, Inc., 1987 Oct 26
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  • English

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Title
  • Posix increases portability potential. (Spotlight on Unix)
Also Titled
  • Posix increases portability potential.
Appears In
  • Computerworld, v21, no.n43, 1987 Oct 26, pS8(1) (ISSN: 0010-4841)
Author
  • Weiss, Harvey
Published
  • Computerworld, Inc., 1987 Oct 26
Physical Description
  • Magazine/​Journal article
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Target Audience
  • General
  • Trade
Summary
  • The IEEE-backed Posix interface has unique advantages for both users and vendors for application software portability over the other Unix options, AT &​ T's Unix System V and Unix System V Interface Definition (SVID). Posix allows an operating system to be optimized for different hardware architectures. It also serves as a standard interface for users and other operating systems. Any operating system can run under the Posix interface. Applications connected with Posix are efficiently portable because they depend on Posix and not the operating system underlying Posix. The underlying system can then be optimized for a particular hardware's performance and endurance. Real-time and database operations realize optimum response times critical to their operation. Posix also allows the underlying operating system to be changed without requiring applications to be rewritten; hardware changes are facilitated. Moreover, Posix allows tools and utilities developed for any given operating system be used once they can communicate with Posix. SVID is more comprehensive but significantly depends on 3B2 architecture.
Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale General OneFile
Identifier
  • 6009348

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