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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Those numbers have been debunked several times already. One is quarterly, and of course the worst possible quarter each year.

Salenumbers are especially low in Europe - possibly due to the increased adoption of free (gratis) Linux distributions. But then, Linux usage is somewhat larger in Europe than in USA. But of course, you've already stated that USA is the no.1 computer user (with no data to backup your claim), so the rest of the world doesn't matter to you, right?

Linux usage is increasing step by step. As the growth continues the relative market increase will naturally be smaller. No surprise about that. But it doesn't mean it's losing steam, or tanking or dying off.. just that the relative growth is getting smaller.

Windows usage is getting smaller in absolute numbers.. now that's true dying off ;)

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