Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2008 21:06 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Having almost disappeared completely late last year, SCO says it has been resuscitated by a new financing plan. Under the terms of the deal, Stephen Norris Capital Partners and "its partners from the Middle East" will supply up to $100 million, enabling SCO to reorganize and launch a new series of products. SNCP will gain a controlling interest in the company, and take it private, allowing it to slip out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Update: As part of the reorganisation, Darl McBride will be let go. Buried in the proposed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Unix vendor and Linux litigator SCO and SNCP is the note that "upon the effective date of the Proposed Plan of Reorganization, the existing CEO of the Company, Darl McBride, will resign immediately."
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RE[2]: sco shakeup
by sbergman27 on Thu 14th Feb 2008 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE: sco shakeup"
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SCO ist the new Ubuntu ! ;) omg.. can't they die with style..?


The following numbers are snapshots from a couple of days ago:

Ubuntu Forums:

Currently online: 7861 (671 members and 7190 guests)
Most users ever online was 12,818,

PCLinuxOS Forums:

Currently Online: 50 Guests, 20 Users
Most Online Ever: 511 (June 30, 2007, 01:47:52 PM)

Fedora Forums:

4940 (183 members and 4757 guests)
Most online Ever: 11706, 2006-10-30 at 03:36 PM PST.

OpenSuse Forums:

125 guests, 9 members 0 anonymous members
Most users ever online was 339 on Feb 6 2008, 01:02 AM

Yes, this is just a recycling of one of my previous posts. But recycling is good! ;-)

Ubuntu is a strong member of our community, and the success that it has achieved in its area benefits us all. Just as with all the major distros, even if their areas of specialty do not lend themselves to garnering as large a number of users.

Stop throwing rocks at the pillars of our community. And by that, I don't just mean Ubuntu, but all the players who benefit us so much. Players whose importance we do not recognize... until they are gone.

Yeah, I saw the smiley. But I lived through so much back stabbing and sour grapes reactions during the Unix wars that now I just jump in and say "that's stupid" and ask questions later. ;-)

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RE[3]: sco shakeup
by Googol on Fri 15th Feb 2008 08:10 in reply to "RE[2]: sco shakeup"
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err.. I was refering to the "great new products" they announced and which no doubt will take the crowd by storm... I am guessing Open Desktop here which will be an Open Server-spin-off. It's all there - rock solid Unix foundations, slam KDE 4.0 on top - sorted! Costs you 699 ;)

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