"The Santa Cruz Operation Inc.'s (SCO) UnixWare 7 is the
operating system squeezed in the middle between Microsoft Corp.'s
Windows 2000 and Linux on the low end of the server market, and by
Sun Microsystems Inc., IBM and Hewlett-Packard Co. on the high end.
The latest purchased-server operating system figures from
International Data Corp. (IDC) in Framingham, Mass., show SCO's
market share shrinking as Microsoft and Linux make headway in the
low-end server market: servers used for departments, file-and-print
applications and e-mail. SCO, as Mark Twain once said, claims
that the news of its death is greatly exaggerated. Computerworld
recently interviewed SCO President Doug Michels and Mike Orr,
senior vice president of worldwide marketing."
"Has Linux made SCO UnixWare superfluous, as some in the analyst
community have said?"
"Michels: There's room in the world for several operating
systems. We think Linux has restored balance to the industry, which
was veering heavily into a Microsoft totality, as we saw happen
with the desktop. A lot of people thought that was going to happen
with the server with the (increasing popularity of Windows) NT a
couple years ago. Now Linux is showing there are alternatives, but
it's still not as stable as UnixWare 7."
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