UNIX was originally designed by a handful of programmers, as one of the first operating systems to be created in a high-level programming language, named as C. This meant that it was possible to install it on practically any computer for which a C compiler was available. This feature of natural portability along with its low price made it a prevalent choice among the universities. Due to its benefits of portability, elasticity, and power, UNIX has emerged as an important operating system for workstations. Traditionally, it has been less popular in the personal computer market.
UNIX originally developed at AT&T’s Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Ritchie, can be explained as a multi-tasking, multi-user computer operating system that is found in different variants.