[TUHS] Zombified SCO comes back from the dead, brings trial back to life against IBM

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Mon Apr 5 00:43:39 AEST 2021

On 2021-04-04 03:55, Josh Good wrote:
> On 2021 Apr  3, 19:23, Larry McVoy wrote:
>> all these years later, the best part of my career was at Sun.  Sun
>> was the Bell Labs of my generation.
> Yes, it looks like in those years inferior Unix vendors were playing a 
> game
> of lock-in with their customers, while Sun was playing the opposite 
> game:
> attracting users and developers with features, openness and by 
> providing a
> more joyful user/developer experience.
> Those who could, used Sun kit. Those not so fortunate, aspired to use 
> it.

In 1993, when we spun up our first Linux box, we named it 'mercury', 
it was the closest to a Sun we were going to get at our little community

It was a re-purposed Novell server, a 486DX-50, 32 MB RAM and 1 Gig HD, 
beefy system for the time, and the CS dept was ecstatic that they now 
access to a Unix-like system in addition to the VAX/VMS that they'd been
using up until then.

Michael Parson
Pflugerville, TX

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