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ComputerWorld: Tarantella for Linux could hasten the demise of UnixWare

Feb 12, 2000, 01:13 (2 Talkback[s])
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"I think the future for SCO is more in service and products such as Tarantella, rather than in operating systems. I've talked to several companies with point-of-sales applications where Linux is displacing SCO," said analyst Stacey Quandt at Giga Information Group Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif."

"Last week at LinuxWorld here, SCO said it was porting its Tarantella Web-server software to Linux. The product, due in the second quarter, would be SCO's first commercial offering for the Linux platform, though the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based company began offering support for Linux users last year...."

"SCO is trying very hard to look benevolent and supportive of open-source computing, but Linux is clearly a competitive operating system on Intel that can only hurt SCO," said George Weiss, an analyst at Gartner Group Inc. in Stamford, Conn."

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