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

  • From: "Hollis, Les" <Les.Hollis@xxxxxx>
  • To: <kevinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Oracle-L@Freelists. Org (E-mail)" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 14:54:21 -0500

>>  but, gives perspective.  until roughly 1993, 

>>  informix sold more unix/xenix licenses than

>>  all of Oracle/Progress/Ingres/Unify combined.

 

 

Realize that every AT&T Unix System V box   (3b's,  even the PC6300PLUS)
shipped with Informix standard......prolly how they got their numbers so
high......

 

 

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From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kevin Closson
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 2:20 PM
To: Oracle-L@Freelists. Org (E-mail)
Subject: RE: linux vs MS (slight twist on the topic)

 

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 was...now

that would show who has their Unix chops

 

         

        
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        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,
        sometime
                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 :_)
        
        
        
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