[pups] Interesting PDP/Xenix History

Lars Buitinck lars at fwn.rug.nl
Sat Mar 30 07:36:43 AEST 2002

Thus spake Michael Davidson <MichaelDavidson at pacbell.net>:
> It  was all very complicated ...
> ... much too complicated to describe accurately in a short piece of
> email.

thanks for trying.  it helped!

> >AT&T/Western Electric sold UNIX rights to Microsoft.
> >
> Not exactly. The only time that UNIX *rights* were really *sold* or 
> transferred
> were with the various changes in ownership of the group which developed
> UNIX. ie the USL -> Novell -> SCO -> Caldera  series of transactions.

I meant licensed.  sorry.

> >SCO then subsubsublicensed XENIX to various vendors.
> >
> Yes, although SCO's main business was in selling shrinkwrapped OS
> products for standard Intel hardware - SCO did sublicense the code
> to a few people - mainly large OEMs.

Tandy, right?

this brings up memories of my first experiences in computing...
being +-6 years old and impressed by my cousin's 286/20 (we had a /12)

More information about the TUHS mailing list