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USA Today: SCO Irks Just About Everyone in Tech--Except Microsoft

Jul 30, 2003, 23:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Maney)

"The topic du jour in technology is SCO Group--not just that company's legal threat to Linux, but the palace intrigue that surrounds it, the passions stirred and the who's-in-bed-with-whom relationships that get more complicated than a Behind The Music episode about Fleetwood Mac.

"First, if you're going to bring this up at a Silicon Valley dinner party, you need to know that SCO is never pronounced S-C-O. It's 'skoh.' Rhymes with Homer Simpson's exclamation,'"Doh!'

"SCO is making headlines because it has pulled off an unusual feat: It has made nearly everyone in tech, and nearly every corporation that buys technology, spitting-nails mad at it. I say nearly everyone because Microsoft likes SCO the way the U.S. liked Saddam back when Iraq was at war with Iran. The enemy of my enemy is my friend--that kind of thing..."

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