Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:37 UTC
Novell and Ximian In the wake of last week's ruling that Novell, and not SCO, controls the copyrights covering UNIX, Novell is reassuring Unix users that it has no plans to follow in SCO's footsteps. Given that the company is no longer in the business of selling UNIX, it has no reason to pursue any copyright claims.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

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They already made their bet-the-company move back in the 60s.
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What was that move? I was a toddler back then and I guess I missed it. :-)

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butters Member since:
2005-07-08

They created System/360, a revolutionary line of mainframe computers that used transistors instead of vacuum tubes, featuring a common platform architecture and operating system across dozens of models. The R&D reportedly exceeded an unprecedented $1 billion in 1960s currency, but s/360 made IBM virtually untouchable in the computer industry for nearly two decades.

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Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

Actually System/360 was the 2nd of three (or four, depending how you count) 'bet-the-company' moves for IBM.

For an insight into the first I recommend "Father Son, and Company: My Life at IBM and Beyond" By Thomas Watson Jr, et al.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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They created System/360, a revolutionary line of mainframe computers that used transistors instead of vacuum tubes, featuring a common platform architecture and operating system across dozens of models.
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Oh. That little thing. ;-)

I did not realize that the 360 was that revolutionary. Just that it was really big in its day. I'll read up on it. Thanks.

-Steve

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