Subject: Re: SCO's actions
To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Kelly <email@example.com>
Date: 05/22/2003 20:09:02
Greg 'groggy' Lehey said:
>Some people did, but admittedly, not many. I spent $1000 on BSD/386
>at that time, but admittedly, part of the reason for that was the
>source code. I can't recall: was SCO UNIX cheaper than UnixWare?
Well, BSDI is twice that now. :-)
You could get SCO SVR3.2 with no X or compiler ( or includes ) for around
$700. That had a wired 1-user ATT license.
Novell had a desktop license for Unixware, which I think was under $1000.
>I don't think that many people in 1992 were expecting free BSD or
>Linux to take off. I certainly wasn't.
In 1992 I had a 386 box running Coherent and Cnews that brought in my
mail and news. Automated UUCP that I'd already had up and running for
around 4 years at that point. My first NetBSD box came up in April 1994.
>You'll also recall how out of date X was at the time. Commercial UNIX
>shipped with X11R3, BSD/386 shipped with X11R5.
Except Sun was shipping X11R4.
Rick Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmkhome.com