Since 1975, the USENIX Association has provided a forum for the communication of the results of innovation and research in Unix
and modern open systems
. It is well known for its technical conferences, tutorial programs, and the wide variety of publications it has sponsored over the years.
USENIX is the original not-for-profit membership organisation for individuals and institutions interested in Unix
-like systems, by extension, X
technology, and other advanced tools and technologies, and the broad interconnected and interoperable computing environment.
USENIX's activities include an annual technical conference; frequent specific-topic conferences and symposia; a highly regarded tutorial program covering a wide range of topics, introductory through advanced; numerous publications, including a book series, in cooperation with The MIT Press, on advanced computing systems, proceedings from USENIX symposia and conferences, the quarterly journal "Computing Systems", and the biweekly newsletter; "login: "; participation in various ANSI
and ISO standards
efforts; sponsorship of local and special technical groups relevant to Unix. The chartering of SAGE, the System Administrators Guild as a Special Technical Group within USENIX is the most recent.