Unix for a 386.
plocher%sally at Sun.COM
Sat Aug 26 09:13:23 AEST 1989
>guess that the crippling is in getty, or login because I understand you
Microport's setup involved getty and kernel internals - if you replaced
getty with your own version then the system would fail to boot and print a "L"
on the screen. The intent was to have a user call in and "give himself in" -
Hi, Tech Support?
Yes, who is this?
John Q Customer
What's the problem?
When I Boot it hangs after printing a "L" ....
You have a "Limited" version?
Well, uh, yes
Were trying to bypass the limit?
Let me transfer you to Sales - they can sell you
a Ultd user Upgrade...
Why? Because AT&T wanted $150/copy for a ultd user system base package. Microport
wanted to be able to charge $99/copy for their low-end product. They negotiated
with ATT and came to an agreement that Microport would modify the system to
prevent more than 2 users at the same time and ATT would only charge $50/copy.
I didn't like this policy, but without it the entry price for Unix back then would
have been closer to $300...
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