Home > SCO > SCO Abandons Linux Desktop–for Countertop SCO Abandons Linux Desktop–for Countertop Eugenia Loli 2002-10-05 SCO 8 Comments The SCO Group, which recently changed its name from Caldera in a move which many saw as a desertion of the Linux operating system, is continuing development of Linux–but for the countertop rather than the desktop. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 8 Comments 2002-10-05 8:43 pm Sound familliar? 2002-10-05 9:15 pm They simply added a new solution – or better say, expanded one – for it’s SCO customers that have lots of POS. SCO is still committed to developing a UL distribution. So, not a focus shift, just expansion of product protfolio. 2002-10-05 9:31 pm POS? UL? Explain yoself, boy! 2002-10-06 5:06 am I have been using Caldera Linux for a long time off and on. It had the great Lizard (or whatever they called it) installer, and was not bloated like other distributions. The biggest problem I had was the RPMs for Caldera were rarely found outside of Calera’s FTP. The coolest thing about the distribution, solely from a dumb high level view, was the game that came bundled with the installer. eDesktop 2.4 allowed you to play Solitaire while the installer did its thing. Previous versions were Tetris. It was definitely cute 🙂 2002-10-06 5:16 am the installer is now letting you play Solitaire instead of Tetris??? My F’ing gawd, what a quantum leap in computing technology! Oh, if only they would change their name a few more times, then by 2007 we could be playing Doom while installing a desktop that looks like Windows 95 2002-10-06 7:17 am POS = Point of Sale = Cash Register on steroids. UL = United Linux = another distro 2002-10-07 6:53 am I never got tetris, I had pacman on 2.4 and can’t remember what the newest one had. Maybe 2.4 is different because I got it from pogolinux. 2002-10-07 5:27 pm They hired McBride, he found out that Caldera’s brand name and profit potential was worthless and decided to gracefully exit the Linux business, and convinced the board of same (but evidently not R. Love). So McBride + board renamed the company, pushed Love out, and transitioned the Caldera customer base to “UnitedLinux” (really just the SuSE distro). Nice. This Linux POS stuff sounds like window dressing.