by Dinesh Thakur

BSD UNIX (Berkeley System Distribution) A family of versions of the UNIX operating system developed at the University of California at Berkeley in the early 1980s. BSD Unix version 4.0 was released in 1980 for DEC's VAX and PDP-ll computers. BSD Unix introduced many technical enhancements that have now been universally adopted, such as paged VIRTUAL MEMORY and built-in TCP/IP networking. It formed the basis for several commercial UNIX versions, including Sun's (prior to Solaris 2) and Hewlett Packard's ULTRIX.