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Re: WHY I WANT TO STOP USING FEDORA!!!



On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 18:14 -0600, Dave Ihnat wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:56:09PM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Actually, AT&T Unix was free - I don't think they were allowed to sell it.
> > We acquired Unix edition 5 but never got it to run
> > because it didn't have drivers for the computer we were using (pdp-11/23).
> 
> They couldn't sell it initially, but eventually--I believe the first
> commercial release was System III, around 1982 or so, based on research
> version 7--yes, they did.  The non-commercial versions were "research
> Unix".  And commercial Unix Wasn't Cheap.

Under the terms of the 1956 Consent Decree, AT&T basically couldn't sell
anything not directly related to phone service. After the breakup of
AT&T this restriction was lifted. Unfortunately the only thing they knew
how to sell was phone service, and that in a monopoly situation.

poc


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