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Old 03 January 2017, 18:53   #11
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Originally Posted by Akira View Post
(Is that the one Sun wanted to purchase?)
Now that is a good question. IIRC, Novell acquired the rights to Unix from AT&T when AT&T got broken up as an unlawful monopoly.

Novell basically axed any further Amiga releases was the rumour, but I think it was more a case of CBM would not pay for any. Certainly they were never in a hurry to hand over cash. Sun were involved in Unix from the 1970s, so I doubt they would have been that interested in the Amiga version, except perhaps to make sure that it stayed dead.

I'm sure it's way more complex than that, but that's what I heard.

Originally Posted by liviux76 View Post
I have the CD of an unofficial RedHat release (very old, made in the early 2000s or so) but unfortunately I've never had the time to try it....
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