SunOS to Solaris - why?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Oct 2 23:31:46 AEST 2017


On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 09:04:48PM -0700, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> On 2017-10-01 17:38, Larry McVoy wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 12:59:42PM -0400, Arthur Krewat via TUHSmangle wrote:
> > > From Sun's point of view, what was the REAL reason to move from
> > > SunOS to Solaris?
> 
> > As I've said elsewhere, Sun was out of money.  AT&T bought $200m of
> > Sun stock at 35% over market but Sun had to dump SunOS and got to
> > SVR4.
> > 
> > I don't know if Scooter knew what he was dumping or not, I suspect not
> > but all those late nights when he came over to egg us kernel geeks on,
> > maybe he did know.  I don't think he had a choice.
> 
> I seem to be missing one or two messages per day on this list to
> complete the threads.  No big deal, but I'm a perfectionist and it
> grates.

Yeah, me too, I find myself jumping into the middle of a thread and 
feeling like I'm "late" :)


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