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Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Caldera buying SCO?

According to Yahoo!News, Caldera could be buying SCO, maker of SCO Unixware and SCO OpenServer. This is a HUGE deal, since SCO is one of the last mainstream UNIX manufacturers (UnixWare is a UNIX v5.4 variant) and, coincidentally, powers the servers I use at work. SCO UW has been a really nice UNIX platform, and I hope if this deal goes through Caldera will continue it's development.

Thanks Dave.

J.t.Qbe comments: Caldera certainly should have the cash to buy SCO, and I think they could do some good stuff with it. SCO has some nice things in development which would benefit the Unix community at large. I agree that UnixWare is a nice system (better than SCO's own OpenServer) and deserves to live. Plus SCO holds the licensing for ancient versions of Unix, and I'd like to see that become more available.

The Master comments: Plus SCO UnixWare scales much better on large numbers of processors than Linux. I'd love somebody to pull the SMP stuff from SCO and plop it into the Linux kernel. That would be SOOOooooo sweet. Caldera could do it if they bought out SCO.

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