Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Nov 2003 20:33 UTC, submitted by Alex Alvarez
SCO, Caldera, Unixware "Since they cannot show infringement of SCO Unix code, SCO now plans to challenge the 9-year-old settlement between AT&T and BSD. If it can successfully do that, then its claims that Linux contains tainted code can be substantiated. If it can't, SCO is dead meat." Says NewsForge. *Updated*
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 Re: AUX or Applix
by Jason Walsj on Wed 19th Nov 2003 09:02 UTC

or Apple's Linux (Applix)

Huh!! What?


Apple UNIX rundown.

Quite apart from A/UX, Apple also supported Linux in the mid-1990s with a Microkernel distribution called MKLinux. Not sure if that's related to the OS X Microkernel, or whether that's just due to Avie Tevanien (spelling?) and NeXT.

Can't remember who initiated MKLinux, but it had a page on the Apple site at http://mklinux.apple.com -- don't bother, it's long gone. Prime Time Freeware sold the CDs. The main MKLInux website is now at http://www.mklinux.org/

Once upon a rainbow Apple also sold IBM AIX on PowerPC servers (as a replacement for A/UX when the 68k series of Macs were killed.)

On aonther subject, I wonder if SCO will go after Apple. I personally doubt it -- too many lawsuits pending already, however in the unlikely event that SCO get to own BSD they'll surely go after Apple.

I doubt that Apple's UNIX licence would cover OS X from SCO ultra-litigatory fun, besides they haven't sold it since about 1994/5 (-ish) and it's probably expired. I can't imagine Apple buying an 'in perpetuity' licence.

Jason...