[olug] SCO Wackin' - confirmed three digit kill
mpeterson at mail.charlesfurniture.com
Tue Aug 26 15:34:48 UTC 2003
I got word last week that some company in the local area has up to around
1500 SCO box's they are working on porting to Linux.
No name on the company or what there status of converting is though.
----- Original Message -----
From: "neal rauhauser" <neal at lists.rauhauser.net>
To: "Omaha Linux User Group" <olug at olug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [olug] SCO Wackin' - confirmed three digit kill
> So its a confirmed flock of ten slaughter and you're telling us there
> are another 100+ machines that have been cleansed of these infidels?
> Mike Hostetler wrote:
> > okay, I'll go . . . .
> > We have a product that always been based on SCO Openserver. I've been
> > trying (and begging and pleading) to have them port it to Linux for a
> > long time. When Caldera bought SCO, they said they were going to get
> > of OpenServer, so we ported it to UnixWare (which Caldera renamed
> > OpenUnix). When SCO "came back" and re-comissioned OpenServer, our
> > management said "enough is enough" and okayed a port to RedHat.
> > We've had it GA'ed for a couple of months. One new customer is already
> > on it, two existing customers are already migrated, and others are in
> > process. Though we officially support all three now (OpenServer,
> > UnixWare, and RedHat), we push the RedHat, and most are willing to go.
> > Note that the ball started rolling before the lawsuits began. Our
> > mid-management got a little nervous about the $500 fee, but upper
> > management said, "You aren't changing gears now, and we aren't paying
> > them."
> > If you wanna know how many SCO machines are replaced -- I can think of
> > off the top of my head. I know one of our customers have switched 100's
> > of SCO boxes to Linux.
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