UNIX is one of the first computer operating systems, entering development as early as 1969. It currently serves as a foundation for the Linux operating system. Other systems created from UNIX include MacOS and several minor systems. They’ve generally occupied a small fraction of the market since the 2000s.

Meaning and History

The first of UNIX versions was released in 1969, and it’s regarded as one of the earliest operating systems. Many later OS products use UNIX standards to some degree, with Linux chief among them. The name was UNICS for a brief time, which stood for ‘Uniplexed Information and Computing Service’. It was changed for better branding.

The last of UNIX systems was released in 2004, and the standard is currently owned by Open Group.

What is UNIX?
UNIX is an old standard of computer operating systems that was first released in 1969. The modern operating systems created using this standard include Linux, MacOS and various lesser known systems. It’s currently owned by Open Group, and the last product created with this standard was released in 2004.

1996 – today


The main logo design has for a long time been just their name. There were many versions of this logotype over the years, but the main one used mainly tall capital letters of various colors. The current established logotype uses thin tall characters of the color green. There’s typically a writing saying ‘An Open Group Standard’ beneath it, written in a single line of black letters.


UNIX Emblem

The font used in this logotype is typically a very simple sans-serif style with thin, tall letters. It’s the same thing for both elements of their latest logotype.


UNIX Symbol

The UNIX logotypes used a wide variety of colors through the history. They were typically black, while blue was also commonly utilized. The modern logotype uses a dark green shade for no apparent reason.