Feeds

Compaq to offer Tru64 cheap… cheep

The $99 is other people's royalties

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

In a bid to propagate its 64-bit version of Unix, formerly known as D/UX but now called Tru64, Compaq will today announce it is licensing the OS at a nominal charge of $99. Compaq will license the OS to enthusiasts, educational institutions and non-commercial users, starting in the US first and then extending the scheme worldwide. The package will include Tru64 Unix V5.0, a suite of developers tools including a Developer's Kit, server extensions and Internet. The licence will be limited in scope, with end users having to agree they will only use the product on one machine, and on the condition that they do not develop and sell commercial software based on Tru64. There is more information on this Web site, including details of how to order Tru64 in non-US regions. According to Terry Shannon, publisher of Q newsletter Shannon knows Compaq, the deal is good news for Tru64. He adds that the $99 Compaq is charging includes packing, but most of the amount is royalties paid to third parties. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data
European corps can't afford to get complacent while American Big Biz battles Uncle Sam
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.