[Smaug] A quick scripting puzzle

cerise@armory.com cerise at armory.com
Sat Nov 19 14:02:54 PST 2005

On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 12:45:23PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> SCO Open Server is what used to be called SCO XENIX.  
> SCO Open UNIX is what was previously SCO UnixWare, Novell UnixWare, and
> AT&T System V UNIX.  SCO Group didn't "briefly" offer this; it remains
> their allegedly main product, to the extent that one can say they're
> about products rather than litigation.

OpenServer took much of its userspace from SCO XENIX and much of the 
underlying structure from SCO UNIX.  You'll note I didn't say SCO
Open UNIX.  

SCO Open UNIX (which everyone in the company still calls UnixWare as far
as I know -- I've never heard the "Open UNIX" title) is a completely 
separate beast cobbled together by the good folks at USL.  Most in Santa
Cruz^W^WScotts Valley studiously avoid it under the NIH principle.  From
what I hear, it has a beautiful kernel.  I can only attest to a horrible

Now, SCO UNIX (also known as SCO SystemV/386) coexisted with XENIX (and,
in fact, I have a handy driver book here which details the differences
between the two and the steps needed to port drivers from one to the 
other.  That particular line disappeared as OpenServer became the clear
choice between the two.


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