[TUHS] Micnet Was: Re: Surprised about Unix System V in the 80's - so sparse!
kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Sun Mar 21 11:42:50 AEST 2021
SCO is still around in some form. I believe it’s mostly just a support
offering. They converged on two products in the ‘90s: OpenServer (SVR3)
and UnixWare (SVR4). It seems like most people preferred or were stuck on
OpenServer while UnixWare would have eventually been a nicer system but I
don’t know first hand. They also shipped a version of FreeBSD 10
commercially a handful of years ago.
On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 6:32 PM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> So this is just me, I'm not a fan of SCO even though I was the guy that
> added TCP/IP to that OS.
> SCO just felt like it was the back burner. Sun felt like it was the
> front burner that was pushing things forward. SCO was the team that
> said they had this and did nothing with it.
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 12:12:17PM +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > On Saturday, 20 March 2021 at 17:18:43 -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > > Yeah, but wouldn't that mean that SCO Unix had to be open sourced?
> > > Or did they buy the rights?
> > They didn't "open source" SCO, but in January 2002 they released
> > "ancient Unix" under a "BSD-style" license. See
> > http://www.lemis.com/grog/UNIX/
> > But I'm sure everybody knows that.
> > > While I mostly can't believe anyone would want SCO Unix, I do know that
> > > they ran a lot of cash registers, or maybe they were the server, I
> > > somehow point of sale and SCO was a thing a long time ago. So maybe it
> > > is a legacy thing?
> > I haven't been following SCO recently, but at some point they had
> > taken UnixWare from Novell. I'm sure that, too, is common knowledge.
> > Greg
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