Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Oct 2006 17:30 UTC, submitted by JCooper
SCO, Caldera, Unixware A declaration by SCO's backer, BayStar has revealed that the software Giant Microsoft had more links to the anti-Linux bad-boy. The declaration made by from BayStar general partner Larry Goldfarb has turned up as part of IBM's evidence to the court. Goldfarb says that Baystar had been chucking USD 50 million at SCO despite concerns that it had a high cash burn rate. He also claims that former Microsoft senior VP for corporate development and strategy Richard Emerson discussed "a variety of investment structures wherein Microsoft would 'backstop', or guarantee in some way, BayStar's investment". Thanks to The Inq for the summary.
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NotParker
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2006-06-01

Please provide VERY extensive and well-researched documentation that this is true. Or STFU.

Thanks in advance.


I already have. Several times. Thats why the OSS fanatics dislike me so!

The year 2000:

http://entmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=240

"Systems with the Linux OS are further back but gaining rapidly. Linux-based systems totaled $1.7 billion in revenues, a gain of 132 percent."


...

2006:

http://www.itjungle.com/breaking/bn082306-story01.html

"Somewhat surprisingly, Linux seems to be running out of steam a little. After nearly four years of double-digit revenue growth, the Linux server sub-market accounted for only $1.5 billion in sales in the second quarter of 2006, an increase of only 6.1 percent."

Why not apologize little miss STFU?

And twenex ... the numbers mean exactly what they mean. Linux growth is petering out. Running out of steam. Tanking. Dying off.

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