Linked by Rahul on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 14:25 UTC
Linux ServerWatch writes about the slow but sure death of UNIX by the onslaught of Linux and customers moving from older proprietary UNIX systems to commercially supported open source enterprise Linux distributions. "Linux does have one killer feature that is driving the switch: lower cost. Many companies are discovering Linux to be extremely attractive from a cost perspective. Take the experience of Sabre, a travel company that replaced Solaris with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running on x86 machines, resulting in lowering costs 90 percent (with a three-fold speed gain to boot). These potential cost savings, which include hardware maintenance costs savings, are not to sniffed at."
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RE[2]: "Next" victim?
by google_ninja on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE: "Next" victim?"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

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I don't even think Darl was pure evil. When he first became CEO the stuff he was saying is what you would want to hear from the CEO of a major Linux company in this day and age.

One of the things I like about your posts is that you are a linux fan that actually knows some history. It is interesting to see how a company could start with so much street cred, and end as one of the Great Satans. Or how a bunch of evil bastards like IBM could completely turn around their image with unix geeks the way they have.

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RE[3]: "Next" victim?
by sbergman27 on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:52 in reply to "RE[2]: "Next" victim?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

It is interesting to see how a company could start with so much street cred, and end as one of the Great Satans.

Not a company. A name. "The SCO Group", commonly and erroneously referred to as "SCO" today, is a very different company than it was before. Not the same people at all. My recollection is that Darl did, indeed, start out as completely evil. It was Ransom Love whose comments were, perhaps, somewhat debatable. He was much hated by the community. But I tended to agree with his comments regarding the respective benefits of, say, BSD vs GPL licensing. Darl was no Ransom. And yet the new SCO was *all about* ransom. And very mistakenly so. Yet the old SCO... and by that, I mean the *really* old SCO... the one that predated Caldera, Ransom, and ransom, was pretty cool. The original Caldera was also reasonably cool. The current incarnation is the completely evil one. But is also, in the immortal words of the beloved Douglas Adams... Mostly Harmless. ;-)

Edited 2008-10-23 19:58 UTC

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