Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by anonymous
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Novell appears to be attempting to cut off SCO's lifeline to its cash reserves. By not focusing on the arguments over who owns what in Unix but instead hammering on the far more simple matter of SCO not living up to its business contract, Novell hopes to put a quick end to SCO and its seemingly endless Linux litigation.
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RE[6]: Title has it backwards
by atsureki on Wed 4th Oct 2006 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Title has it backwards"
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Economically impossible. Netscape was a company built on web browser sales. Microsoft decided to pull that market out from under them by making web browsers free (by licensing Mosaic and then giving it away). They paid for this ability with money from their profit ventures and introduced a vector where they could exert some influence over how the Web was read and written, thus creating dependence on a $200 product instead of a $30 one if you wanted a browser with working plug-ins. I was trying to watch some music videos on Logo's website. They don't work in anything but Windows (WMDRM only, lousy Viacom). The site author knows this and doesn't care. I guess I have you to thank for that.

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