10 OSes on the Move
Dec 15, 2009, 22:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)
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"With the end of the decade little more than two weeks away, now
seems a good time to take a look at what the future might hold. So
to mark the end of the Noughties and the start of the Tens —
or the Noughties R2, as they probably say at Microsoft — here
is a highly subjective list of 10 OSes that will (or in some cases
won't) be making the news during the next 10 years.
"On the way down:
"10: SCO Unix — Are you still here? Like an infernal
zombie from Call of Duty 5, SCO is the company that refuses to die.
For most of the decade it's been suing IBM and Novell on the
grounds that Linux contains its IP. Back in 2003, this was
significant, as it had the potential to undermine enterprise
confidence in Linux. Since then, SCO has lost multiple hearings and
filed for bankruptcy. Somehow it's still dragging itself along the
floor with its tongue, and more legal action is promised in the
future. Is there still such a thing as SCO UNIX? Can't remember;
moreover, don't care."