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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Oh dear, why bother?

You cannot possible count sales for a operating system with a cost of 0 $. There are NO SALES.

Comparing absolute numbers shows that Linux usage on the desktop has risen 10% relatively from september 2005 to september 2006 - that would be from Q3 2005 to Q3 2006, while Windows usage has declined with 1,5% relatively in the same period.

May be that the selling of more commercial linux distributions are flattening out, but that does not mean declining, but merely a flattened out increase, which is better than the declining windows sales.

You cannot subtract Carlsberg "beer" from a Microbreweri Honey Ale... it's like subtracting apples from bananas. If you've ever been in first grade, you should know that - (or have ever tasted a Honey Ale) ;)

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