[Novalug] Student Computer
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rosejw at cox.net
Mon Apr 20 12:32:15 EDT 2009
A Slight correction to your history...
The SCO that Microsoft sold to, is NOT the same SCO that is sueing IBM.
The SCO sueing IBM used be called Caldera, but change their name to SCO
when they bought the UNIX business from Santa Cruz Operation(who changed
their name to Tarantella or something like that).
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 12:30 PM , Jon LaBadie wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:48:50AM -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
>> On Monday 20 April 2009 10:37:44 am Theodore Ruegsegger wrote:
>>> Jon wrote:
>>>> Its not that recent. It was around 1985, when MicroSoft was
>>>> more UNIX each year than everyone else in the world combined, that
>>> Am I the only reader who said "Huh?" at this? Or am I missing some
>>> clever humor? Or is it really possible that, even though I was alive
>>> and educated and even a fledgling Unix user in 1985, I completely
>>> missed this?
>> I think he's referring to Xenix.
> Right. Microsoft purchased redistribution rights to UNIX System III
> and rebadged it Xenix. It was primarily sold on Radio Shack/Tandy
> computers. For a three year period more that 50% of all new UNIX
> licenses were Xenix.
> A negative historical note is that Microsoft used a third party
> to support their licensed OS. That was the Santa Cruz Operation,
> now called SCO. Later, when M$ decided to abandon UNIX, SCO
> purchased the rights to Xenix (still System III based). Then,
> several years later, Novell sold most of the UNIX rights it had
> purchased to SCO. As you likely know, SCO tried to sue IBM and
> others over UNIX code infringement in Linux.
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