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DesktopLinux.com: Interview with SCO's Darl McBride

Sep 04, 2002, 23:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Malcolm Dean)

[ Thanks to Malcolm Dean for this link. ]

"Dressed in a leather jacket, black pants, and wraparound sunglasses, McBride showed how Harley came back from the edge of eternity by investing in its heritage. SCO, he promised, will do the same for its re-sellers and consultants, reviving one of the oldest and most successful UNIX brands. Never mind that the outside world has never heard of the millions of servers running SCO. Their time will come.

"Taking on the 'Linux is free' myth, McBride offered to sell the audience a plastic cup of water. Then he held up a nicely labeled bottle of pure water, which easily sells for $12/gallon or more. This is how you'll make money, he said. You'll have the SCO brand once again, and our Linux will be powered by UnitedLinux, certified enterprise-ready by IBM and H-P...

"McBride: Yesterday was the longest day of my life. I only got a few hours' sleep last night and the night before. But I was energized by the reception from our community. We knew from our focus group work that there would be a strong resonance in going back to the (SCO) brand. I had no idea it would be over the top exuberance..."

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