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[7]: Title has it backwards
by DrillSgt on Wed 4th Oct 2006 04:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Title has it backwards"
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"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."

Actually Netscape had working plugins as well. In fact, the exact same ones MS had. The difference was MS gave them away, and they were about $29.99 for the ones that worked with Netscape. In that effect yes, MS did play hard ball. As well, between Netscape and MS they each had browsers that were no where near standards compliant and had their own tags and such, not readable by any other browsers. Stupid on both parts IMO.

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