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Linux Journal: SCO's Slow Boat to Linux

Mar 02, 2000, 04:47 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)

"Almost a year ago, SCO CEO Michels pooh-poohed the "punk young kids" of Linux. Today, the Santa Cruz Operation is tacking a serious course Tuxward."

"In an interview with Computerworld's Joseph Maglitta in April of 1999, president and CEO of the Santa Cruz Operation Doug Michels lamented the fact that, while his company had been considered a UNIX trailblazer by many, the arrival of the Linux Phenomenon has, at times, seemed to relegate SCO to the status of old, gray mare...."

"Our thinking (about Linux) has developed and changed over the last 12 months," said Mike Orr, senior vice president of worldwide marketing. "A number of factors encouraged that development, including the increased customer interest in Linux as an alternative to Windows NT, the level of ISV commitment to Linux ports, our increased focus on serverware--products like Tarantella that run on a wide range of operating systems, and increased usage and familiarity with Linux among SCO personnel."

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