Librenix: SCO Linux: Two answers to the same question?Jun 13, 2000, 19:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ray Yeargin)
[ Thanks to Ray Yeargin for this link. ]
"According to a NetworkWorldFusion News article, the Santa Cruz Operation will announce plans this week for their own distribution of Linux. This is to be their "low end" offering with SCO Unix their "high end" operating system."
"Rationalizations aside, this is an admission that Linux is rapidly invading their turf and, as this trend continues, will push SCO into an ever shrinking market niche. Unlike the major Unix vendors, SCO doesn't sell the hardware that runs their operating systems. That has enabled the creation of a lucrative value-added reseller (VAR) market to build the machines, install and configure the SCO OS, and add their own turn-key applications. These systems are targeted at the automation of small businesses, which typically require a lot of consultation. By letting these resellers have the hardware and service business, SCO has built up an allied army of motivated salesmen and a service organization that dwarfs their own company."