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Computerworld: SCO Could Face Uphill Battle in Drawing New Customers

Aug 25, 2003, 16:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"After leaving the happy confines of its SCO Forum 2003 in Las Vegas, The SCO Group Inc. this week said it's going to take its latest product road map to new customers to try and sell itself and its upcoming revamped operating system software.

"But that task will likely be much tougher for the Lindon, Utah-based company than building excitement among its faithful core users.

"'I have no intentions of ever doing business with SCO,' said Chad Wilson, a computer support analyst at an Ohio-based hospital that runs Windows-equipped servers and dabbles in Linux and IBM AIX. Wilson said SCO's recent actions in its $3 billion lawsuit against IBM over its Unix intellectual property turned him off when SCO began threatening Linux users with legal action if they don't pay new $699-per-CPU licensing fees to SCO. 'Basically, with their tactics, they hurt their chance of getting a future customer,' Wilson said..."

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