RE: linux vs MS (slight twist on the topic)

  • From: "Kevin Closson" <kevinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Oracle-L@Freelists. Org (E-mail)" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 12:19:49 -0700

nothing to be proud of there...makes me feel
really really old...
but, gives perspective.  until roughly 1993, 
informix sold more unix/xenix licenses than
all of Oracle/Progress/Ingres/Unify combined.
Any my employer at the time owned 33% of
Informix and 50% of Wyse...we thought we were
real hotdogs.
See who can guess who the company
that would show who has their Unix chops


        From: Jared Still [mailto:jkstill@xxxxxxxxx] 
        Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:16 PM
        To: kevinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Cc: Oracle-L@Freelists. Org (E-mail)
        Subject: Re: linux vs MS (slight twist on the topic)
        Showoff.  ;)
        On 10/11/05, Kevin Closson <kevinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

                        I was running Oracle 7 on Linux via the Xenix
emulation bits,
                        around 1995 IIRC.
                cool...not that is what I'm talking about.  I ported
                Oracle 5.1.7 to Xenix large model x.out in 1988 :-)
                Porting...hmmm.. make/fail/forensics/repeat :_)

        Jared Still
        Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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