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PC Week: SCO latest to straddle the Linux-Unix fence

Aug 24, 1999, 18:21 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

"Xeon-based system's Profusion chip set, manageability, cutting-edge chassis are icing on the cake"

"The more service and support for linux, the better for IT managers looking to deploy the operating system. Last week, SCO became the latest vendor to throw its hat into that ring.

But the move, like so many other commercial vendors' moves into the open-source realm, shakes up the company's business model and may lead users to think more deeply about the different hats their vendors will be wearing once Linux is added to the fold."

"David Taylor, SCO's vice president of professional services, said that users will be attracted to an SCO-based Linux service contract because the company is an established Unix vendor—unlike some startups, such as Red Hat Software Inc. and LinuxCare Inc."

"But is SCO's services group going up against its own product group?"

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