Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 23:03 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Legal "SCO was dealt yet another blow in court today when District Judge Ted Stewart rejected the company's motion requesting a new trial or judgement of law. In a ruling issued today, Judge Stewart sided with a jury that issued a verdict against SCO in April, finding that Novell was the rightful owner of the UNIX SVRX copyrights. According to Judge Stewart, SCO failed to demonstrate that the jury's verdict contradicted the evidence presented in the case."
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Well......
by ballmerlikesgoogle on Thu 10th Jun 2010 23:17 UTC
ballmerlikesgoogle
Member since:
2009-10-23

I just don't know what to say......

Other than its about %^&*%&* time!

Now we can all move onto better things...

Like ridiculing Apple.....:)

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RE: Well......
by flanque on Thu 10th Jun 2010 23:40 UTC in reply to "Well......"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

There's a pecking order there I'm sorry. Microsoft first, though Apple is fast closing the gap.

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RE[2]: Well......
by CaptainN- on Fri 11th Jun 2010 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Well......"
CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

Apple has already taken the top spot among some. When Microsoft released that sneaky Firefox plugin, it was like "Oh yeah, they do that kind of thing, meh".

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RE[3]: Well......
by vivainio on Fri 11th Jun 2010 19:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well......"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Apple has already taken the top spot among some. When Microsoft released that sneaky Firefox plugin, it was like "Oh yeah, they do that kind of thing, meh".


Does anybody even follow with Microsoft are doing these days? It seems they have released a few office versions after Office 97, and are no longer ridiculed because Windows 7 is sort of okay (in the eyes of naive observer).

One interesting [OT] discussion that is being ignored - iPad will do some damage to Flash. Can you extrapolate what it will do to Silverlight, the technology that never gained any real realfoothold?

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RE[4]: Well......
by flanque on Fri 11th Jun 2010 22:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well......"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Windows 7 is sort of okay (in the eyes of naive observer)

Windows 7 is a very well done OS.

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RE[5]: Well......
by vivainio on Fri 11th Jun 2010 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Well......"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


Windows 7 is a very well done OS.


It's a nice gaming os, yes.

Unfortunately, it's still windows; you just need to win+r cmd to remember what kind of turd it is in the end, despite all the snazzy blinking lights.

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RE[6]: Well......
by flanque on Fri 11th Jun 2010 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Well......"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

As opposed to Alt+F2 ... ?

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RE[7]: Well......
by vivainio on Fri 11th Jun 2010 23:45 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Well......"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

As opposed to Alt+F2 ... ?


The key combo is not the problem; the problem is what will open as a result.

Edited 2010-06-11 23:46 UTC

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RE[6]: Well......
by MacMan on Sat 12th Jun 2010 04:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Well......"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

Enlighten us Windows free people, what does this key combo do?

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Talk about endurance!
by outpost_759 on Fri 11th Jun 2010 01:48 UTC
outpost_759
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2010-04-23

Whenever I read an update on the SCO-woes I can't help but be amazed at their tenacity and endurance despite the overwhelming evidence and legal rulings that continually say how 'full of it' they really are.

A final sense of justice (and humour) would be that SCO does indeed get bought-out/recover but later on becomes a company synonymous with selling and supporting Linux distros and/or other 'open' operating systems for enterprise markets! Oh the irony. ;)

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RE: Talk about endurance!
by lemur2 on Fri 11th Jun 2010 02:33 UTC in reply to "Talk about endurance!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Whenever I read an update on the SCO-woes I can't help but be amazed at their tenacity and endurance despite the overwhelming evidence and legal rulings that continually say how 'full of it' they really are. A final sense of justice (and humour) would be that SCO does indeed get bought-out/recover but later on becomes a company synonymous with selling and supporting Linux distros and/or other 'open' operating systems for enterprise markets! Oh the irony. ;)


Who would buy out SCO?

SCO has no assets, they sold everything except the lawsuits as assets.

No, it turns out that they have no basis whatsoever for the lawsuits. All that remains are the counterclaims, and RedHats lawsuit against SCO, all of which are now slam-dunk cases.

SCO is just a vast pile of misery and debt. Anyone buying SCO would just be buying all that liability.

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RE: Talk about endurance!
by manjabes on Fri 11th Jun 2010 05:18 UTC in reply to "Talk about endurance!"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

A final sense of justice (and humour) would be that SCO does indeed get bought-out/recover but later on becomes a company synonymous with selling and supporting Linux distros and/or other 'open' operating systems for enterprise markets! Oh the irony. ;)


Wasn't SCO exactly that, before it kind-of turned wacko and started chewing on the hand that fed it? I seem to recall a "thing" named Caldera from the forgotten era...

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RE[2]: Talk about endurance!
by bousozoku on Sat 12th Jun 2010 03:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Talk about endurance!"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23


Wasn't SCO exactly that, before it kind-of turned wacko and started chewing on the hand that fed it? I seem to recall a "thing" named Caldera from the forgotten era...


Caldera had Ray Noorda, after he left Novell,buying DR-DOS and suing Microsoft almost immediately as he sat down in his chair. So, really, the wackiness started quite a long time ago. Of course, in those days, there was a real point to it, as Microsoft had manufactured ways to discourage DR-DOS users from using Windows 3.0 with DR-DOS 5.x and Windows 3.1 with DR-DOS 6.x.

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RE: Talk about endurance!
by _QJ_ on Fri 11th Jun 2010 07:44 UTC in reply to "Talk about endurance!"
_QJ_ Member since:
2009-03-12

Yes, they are die-hard like... Cockroaches.

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Schadenfreude
by jebb on Fri 11th Jun 2010 06:01 UTC
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Member since:
2006-07-06

The stock managed to lose another 60% yesterday:
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=SCOXQ.PK#chart2:symbol=scoxq....

Considering it's already down to less than 10c, from about $100 ten years ago, I was amazed to find out it was still trading at all (I seem to recall it was pulled out, and reintroduced under a new name; it used to be SCOX if I remember correctly).

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RE: Schadenfreude
by Bobthearch on Fri 11th Jun 2010 14:03 UTC in reply to "Schadenfreude"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

"Q" is added to the stock symbol when a company enters bankrupcy. The "PK" indicates that the stock is traded on the "Pink sheets," likely because the stock is not qualified for any of the major stock exchanges.

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Caldera/SCO
by SonicMetalMan on Fri 11th Jun 2010 13:58 UTC
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2009-05-25

I fondly recall that Caldera Linux was a GREAT desktop and Server OS. What possessed them to abandon an arguably successful Linux variant in favor of bolstering a tenuous grip on a dying UNIX product I will never understand.

Darl McBride deserves to be the most reviled individual in the annals of tech history. It is my greatest wish that he will never again have gainful employment in the software world because the man is an idiot.

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RE: Caldera/SCO
by leech on Sat 12th Jun 2010 20:28 UTC in reply to "Caldera/SCO"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I worked for a guy who claimed he was the one who came up with the idea to be able to play Tetris while the installation ran.

I've only ever seen this 'feature' on Caldera Linux. It was pretty awesome. Why can't we have something similar now???

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RE[2]: Caldera/SCO
by MattPie on Mon 14th Jun 2010 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Caldera/SCO"
MattPie Member since:
2006-04-18

I worked for a guy who claimed he was the one who came up with the idea to be able to play Tetris while the installation ran.

I've only ever seen this 'feature' on Caldera Linux. It was pretty awesome. Why can't we have something similar now???


Many of the newer generation Linux dists install from a LiveCD, so you can play games or surf while the install is running. It's a cool idea, but at the same time I can usually find something to do for a few minutes (like make dinner, vacuum, watch TV, etc.).

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Its a trick, get an axe!
by MacMan on Sat 12th Jun 2010 04:47 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

How has this thing gone on this long? Does SCO have a single customer left, do they have any income at all?

What kind of zombie juice is SCO using to keep it going this long, I mean, both legs, both arms are blown off, the head is blown off, but the its somehow still moving.

So, who, or what is continuing to prop SCO up???

Sadly, i don't think the is the last of SCO, somehow they will file another extension, appeal, or something to continue dragging this thing out.

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RE: Its a trick, get an axe!
by Moochman on Sun 13th Jun 2010 13:25 UTC in reply to "Its a trick, get an axe!"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Does SCO have a single customer left, do they have any income at all?


The answer to your question:

http://www.sco.com/company/success/search.html?terms=&select_cat=7&...

A lot of the customers are quite obscure and the site tends not to reveal how old these "success stories" really are. But there you go, apparently there are still a select few who for whatever reason still rely on SCO's products.

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