please red http://www.softpanorama.org/People/Torvalds/Finland_period/xenix_microsoft_shortlived_love_affair_with_unix.shtml
before posting. I can confirm many of the topics the author mentions.­ 

Von: Dan Stromberg <drsalists@gmail.com>
Datum: 08.04.2021 07:21:12
An: TUHS main list <tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org>
Betreff: [TUHS] Story about Microsoft and *ix

I heard a while back, that the reason that Microsoft has avoided *ix so meticulously, was that back when they sold Xenix to SCO, as part of the deal Microsoft signed a noncompete agreement that prevented them from selling anything at all similar to *ix.

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