[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 68, Issue 12

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Thu Jul 10 16:21:10 CDT 2008

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Andrew Jones <ascii.letter at gmail.com>
> " 
> " 
> " XENIX was a Microsoft port of SysV to early PCs. At some point in the 
> " 80s, it was transferred to SCO. I don't know what SCO's business was 
> " before XENIX, because XENIX (AKA SCO UNIX, AKA OpenServer) became their 
> " most important product. XENIX is notable in my mind for being one of the 
> " few operating systems to support 286 protected mode.
> i've always thought that sco -was- the ms xenix group, spun off.
> makes it all the odder they now own att unix.  talk about the tail
> wagging the dog...

There have been several different SCOs.  I'm not clear on the full
history myself.  It's confusing.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
  alaric at caerllewys.net   alaric at metrocast.net   phil at co.ordinate.org
         Renaissance Man, Unix ronin, Perl hacker, Free Stater
                 It's not the years, it's the mileage.

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