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(Bill Joy) Author of the C shell and vi, he was also one of the people at the University of California at Berkeley responsible for the Berkeley Software Distribution of Unix. He also wrote a book on Unix.
He was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he is still (1997) Vice-President of Research. Among his many projects for Sun have been helping to design the Network File System and the SPARC architechture.
Biography (http://sun.com/aboutsun/media/ceo/mgt_joy.html).
See also dinosaur.
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(2000-10-30)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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