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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit


Re: Unixware

"I often wonder whether it would be possible to resurrect Unixware."

That is one of those things that may well be possible but is also dangerous, painful and ultimately unrewarding - I'd put it in the same category as going quail hunting with Dick Cheney. It looks as though you can still buy it, although I really struggle to find any upside to purchasing a neglected zombie cash cow.

"I would love to see a real genetic UNIX available again"

Depends on your idea of real I guess... I count the *BSDs as being more real UNIX than the various commercial hacks of SVR4 - but that is because I cut my teeth on SunOS and was then savaged by rabid Solaris boxes. Those boxes running early cuts of Solaris were so unreliable, and so badly set up that I concluded that they weren't running a UNIX.

Those scars linger on - as a result I still avoid SVR4 when given an option. :)

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