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Tavis Ormandy

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Dec 10, 2021, 1:55:08 AM12/10/21
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I happened to come across a copy of SCO Professional for Xenix, a 1-2-3
clone from 1988. It works pretty well, but until I tried it out I was
under the impression it was a licensed port not a clone!

The reason I thought it was licensed is because I know there was a Xenix
port of 1-2-3 announced:

https://books.google.com/books?id=tjwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA51#v=onepage&q&f=false

Was the official Xenix port ever released?

The menu layout in procalc is identical to 1-2-3 2.x, but the word
"lotus" never appears anywhere. This is the welcome message procalc
prints when you start it up, in case anyone is curious:

************************************
* *
* SCO Professional *
* ( 386 Version ) *
* *
* Portions Copyright (c) 1985-88 *
* The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. *
* Portions Copyright (c) 1985 *
* VIP Technologies Corporation *
* All Rights Reserved *
* Version 2.0.0 *
* sco001429 *
************************************


Tavis.

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Tavis Ormandy

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Jun 24, 2022, 11:40:16 AMJun 24
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On 2021-12-10, Tavis Ormandy wrote:
> The reason I thought it was licensed is because I know there was a Xenix
> port of 1-2-3 announced:
>
> https://books.google.com/books?id=tjwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA51#v=onepage&q&f=false
>
> Was the official Xenix port ever released?
>

I doubt anyone reads this newsgroup, but I have an update - I was able to
track down the Xenix port! A copy was discovered on backup tapes from a
90s BBS.

I was even able to get it to work on Linux, I wrote an article about it here:

https://lock.cmpxchg8b.com/linux123.html
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