[TUHS] SVR4 x86 -- Sources

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Jul 15 03:37:56 AEST 2011

On 7/12/11 4:26 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:

> To call this joint is complete nonsense.  Sun was in a cash bind, AT&T
> wanted to make SVR4 the main Unix platform and SunOS was winning.  The
> story I heard, not widely known, is that AT&T bought a big pile of Sun
> stock at 35% over market - in return for which Sun had to dump their BSD
> based SunOS and go to SVR4.
> Biggest mistake Sun ever made in my opinion.

And they ending up having to support 4.1.x for a VERY long time because
major customers (like Valid) had absolutely no interest in dumping BSD.

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