Message ID: 9618
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-30 09:36:00
Subject: The SCO product

Anybody actually use SCO’s UNIX? I have used serveral versions of UNIX and LINUX, but not SCO.

How does SCO stack up against other *NIX variations? I am only asking about the product here, not the company.

Message ID: 9648
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-30 10:34:00
Subject: Re: The SCO product

Thank you hross_bjorn. That is the sort of response that I was looking for.

So far, everybody who has worked with both Linux and SCO-UNIX seem to express similiar opinions.

It is begining to look to me as though SCO-UNIX has no future. Linux and FreeBSD seem to be supperior in every way: hardware/software support, stability, useability, speed, and – of course – price.

Message ID: 9905
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-30 17:05:00
Subject: SCOX = RMBS = pathetic

Whatever comes of this lawsuit. I think SCOX is pathic excuse for a technology company.

Like RMBS, they have nothing that anybody really wants. Their only hope is to sue everybody, and hope that if they throw enough sh!t at wall, something will stick.

No innovation, no creativity, no shrewd management. Just a nothing comapy that tries to sue everybody.

Message ID: 9917
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-30 17:43:00
Subject: if IBM thought SCOX had *any* case

at all. Wouldn’t IBM offer to settle? Or just buy the company? This would be much cheaper than risking some huge judgement, wouldn’t it?

IBM is not stupid. If IBM knew that they stold SCOX technology, I don’t think IBM would take the case to court. They would want to have everything quitely settled asap.


Message ID: 10672
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-03 19:07:00
Subject: fat_pig_priest, maybe ur confussed

It’s not like SCOX is a company, and Linux is a competing company. If that were the case it would make sense for you to gloat about Linux desktop not making any money.

Linux is a free product with over 300 distros. It doesn’t matter if Suse or Mandrake both go broke, Linux will continue to grow, and continue to take marketshare from SCOX, HPQ, SUNW, and SGI.

BTW: Some *profitable* companies that distribute Linux: IBM, DELL, and RedHat. How much profit did SCOX make last year? Oh that’s right: none.

Message ID: 10705
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-03 22:51:00
Subject: Even if there is a contract violation,

why does SCOX need to raise such a stink? Mailing out letters, issuing press releases, making misleading statements. . .

If SCOX had a clear-cut case, and they took their complaint to IBM; wouldn’t IBM quitely settle the matter?

Certainly IBM doesn’t want a high profile loss, which would bring their ethics into question.

Message ID: 10774
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 08:45:00
Subject: Will SCO-UNIX support Itanium and


If SCO-UNIX doesn’t support these new 64-bit processors, then SCOX is done for. FreeBSD and Linux will certainly support the Itanium and Hammer.

Message ID: 10951
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 14:58:00
Subject: piet_net: good issue.

I must admit, I don’t know how much SCO earns from there UNIX licensing. I wonder if anybody here does know?

Message ID: 10997
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 16:31:00
Subject: does sco-unix support hammer or itanium

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