Sven Groot explains how the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) can access and modify Linux files from Windows applications, going into deep dive level details on the underlying architecture and how it uses Plan 9’s 9P protocol to act as a file server between Linux and Windows. Sven Groot is a developer on the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and he is joined by Craig Loewen: a program manager on the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Craig Loewen’s Blog Post here.

Today, UNIX is everywhere and, through various distributions of Linux, sits on top of the technology world. Unix, however, goes back a long time – a really long time.

In this video from the AT&T archives, take a look at UNIX when it was brand new. Take note of how the challenges of software development haven’t really changed all that much and how familiar concepts like the shell, pipes, etc. have changed very little throughout the decades.