[TUHS] Linux displacing UnixWare on the PC architecture
pepe at naleco.com
Sat Mar 11 21:04:17 AEST 2017
On 2017 Mar 9, 21:26, Josh Good wrote:
> And by the way, the two user limit in the "Personal Edition" of UnixWare
> 2.1 seems to be real:
> $ telnet 172.27.101.128
> Trying 172.27.101.128...
> Connected to 172.27.101.128.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> UnixWare 2.1 (gollum1) (pts/2)
> login: jgood
> UnixWare 2.1
> Copyright 1996 The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. All Rights
> Copyright 1984-1995 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
> Copyright 1987, 1988 Microsoft Corp. All Rights Reserved.
> U.S. Pat. No. 5,349,642
> Last login: Tue Mar 9 20:57:05 1999 on pts000
> telnetd: set_id() failed: Too many users
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> This thing was released in 1996. Obviously, with this limitation it could
> not hold a candle to the emerging Linux tsunammi full of free source code.
On the subject of Linux displacing UnixWare on the PC architecture in the
mid-90's, I've found this most illuminating Usenet thread from 1994, whose
participants include Alan Cox, Theo Tso, and some Novell Product Managers:
And what came after that, as they say, is history.
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