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UserFriendly Takes the Pulse of the Community
Sunday, August 14 2005 @ 03:52 AM EDT

You have to take a look at today's UserFriendly. It's on bounties and Darl McBride. It made me laugh out loud.

There's an article in CIO Insight that mentions SCO, too. The article is actually about Rent-a-Center, which, it turns out, runs in part, its stores, on SCO's software. SCO wasn't the focus of the article, but the journalist thought to ask a spokesman for Rent-a-Center what it'll do if SCO goes out of business. That tells you what folks have on their minds in the real world. Here's their answer:

The stores are running SCO Group Inc.'s Unix with POS units from High Touch. Fuller expressed some concerns about the long-term viability of SCO, but said he wasn't worried. First, the units require so little support from SCO that he expects to have several months to make a seamless transition, he said.

Secondly, his primary POS vendor—High Touch—has already ported its software to Linux, which would make a transition to Linux an easy move were SCO to go away.

So, end-game strategies are being discussed. Shh! Don't tell SCO. They like to sue customers who switch to Linux, I've heard. Of course, if they "go away," that would be the end of that worry, huh? Ah, happy day.


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