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Amiga Unix Box

Developer: Sun Microsystems
Year: 1991

The story of Commodore's brush with Sun is legendary. This is used as evidence that the company had lost their direction by 1991. While the company portrayed the image that they were open to the possibility of licensing the technology (Irving Gould has even gone on record stating this), the reality was an entirely different matter. The tale suggests that Sun approached Commodore with the desire to licence the A3000UX and OEM it under their own brand as a Unix machine. At the time the Amiga had the best Unix implementation, beating Intel and several mainframe developers. Some talks were held between the two companies but Commodore managed to dissuade them. A wasted opportunity that could have increased the Amigas marketshare in the business market.
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