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

No, they dislike you because you are a dull tool.

Linux server sub-market accounted for only $1.5 billion in sales

Sales being the notable word. SALES. Of a FREE operating system. This does not in any way indicate the growth or current use of Linux. Any study based on sales figures with respect to Linux is utter tripe of the worst sort, at best. Much like all the rest of your posts. I'll bet they are also ignoring ONGOING service contracts and concentrating strictly on sales.

Why not apologize little miss STFU?

Oh my. Was that an insult? Such cutting wit!

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

In your fantasy world, this is surely true. In the real world, any study showing Linux market penetration based strictly on Linux package sales (even the very best ones) is complete, utter, useless fallacy - at best. Again, like most of your posts.

You should stop arguing with people smarter than you. Which rules out almost everybody on OSNews, and that's not necessarily a complement to them.

Edited 2006-10-10 00:18

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