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SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 Review

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the extremely-faint-praise dept.

Caldera 399

JigSaw writes "Despite news about SCO being all about the lawsuit, they still sell OS products and they have a presence in the server market. UnixWare is one of these OS products. Tony Bourke reviewed its latest version, 7.1.3, and even includes benchmarks among other tests. Tony concludes that 'the lack of commercial applications and user community, the difficulty with open source applications, the SCO litigation, and the high price are all marks against UnixWare. There are just very few reasons to adopt UnixWare as your platform, and plenty of reasons to adopt (or migrate to) other platforms.'"

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Don't forget... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730466)

...you know, the teabagger thing.

Re:Don't forget... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730650)

Don't worry, I remembered to come by and teabag your Mom last night.

Tired of the bullshit from slashdot's editors (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730467)

anti-slash.org [anti-slash.org]

Weiners!!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730472)

SCO... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730473)

Oh come on. There's really not much you can say that hasn't already been said.

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Who cares??? (-1, Flamebait)

Pig Hogger (10379) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730480)

Seriously, who gives a bleep about SCO OS???

Re:Who cares??? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730543)

A bleep? What the fuck is that?

Re:Who cares??? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730683)

A fuck? What the bleep is that?

Tony Bourke? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730481)

Is he the same guy who wrote the bourke shell?

Re:Tony Bourke? (3, Funny)

Spunk (83964) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730557)

No, you're think of Ray Bourke [bostonbruins.com] .

Re:Tony Bourke? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730659)

This is the Tony Bourke from GlobalCenter/SiteSmith that wrote the O'Reilly SLB book... were you with ISI also, Tony? I miss the old GC crew.

Unfortunate that the test system wasn't newer (5, Interesting)

pointym5 (128908) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730484)

It would be interesting to see the degree to which UnixWare copes with recent hardware: HyperThreading P4's, nForce2 chipsets, IEEE 1394, SATA RAID, etc etc etc.

Re:Unfortunate that the test system wasn't newer (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730549)

You can be sure that it doesn't. Hell, Linux barely supports most of that sutff.

Unixware customers (if in fact they exist) are going to be very conservative with hardware -- they will buy from an integrator that uses systems/parts that are listed on the HCL. Period. Gamer stuff like nForce boards is irrelevant.

wtf??? (4, Informative)

Namaseit (668654) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730624)

What in the hell are you talking about? "Linux barely supports most of that stuff" Linux fully supports *ALL* of that stuff. Has for a long time now. Keep your mouth shut if you don't know what you're talking about.

Re:wtf??? (1)

rokzy (687636) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730714)

SuSE is the only "popular" distro that would work with my RAID controller, therfore support may be there but it certainly isn't full.

Re:wtf??? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730721)

go eat a cock. the distro has nothing to do with hardware support. the kernel controls that. maybe you should learn how to compile a kernel.

Re:wtf??? (-1, Troll)

rokzy (687636) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730764)

oh I get it, since you're free to compile your own kernel and write your own code, linux "supports" everything in the whole world.

in case you hadn't noticed, dipshit, this article is about a product for sale, so my comparison with linux products for sale (even if there's a free downloaded version in some cases) is valid.

Re:Unfortunate that the test system wasn't newer (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730740)

They will support them all since all they do is strip the copyright from the Linux source code and sell it binary only.

Fuck you Darl.

RWS Still sends the love (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730488)

Down with SCO etc...

Props to all the ones I've loved before.

One word: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730489)

...Duh?

Let me guess (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730492)

It's a turd.

Big surprise.

surprise surprise (5, Funny)

mcbunny29 (583989) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730496)



If you thought /. would say UnixWare rocks the shit out of other Linux distros, then your need surgery... fast.

Re:surprise surprise (3, Funny)

r00zky (622648) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730550)

And...
If you think UnixWare rocks the shit out of _any_ Linux distro, then you need _brain_ surgery... faster!

Re:surprise surprise (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730645)

Put it under any serious server load on a multiproc box and it probably would kick the shits right out of Linux 2.4.

Unixware is basically the same thing as Solaris. Even Linus et al admit they aren't at that level yet.

Linux is only "better" because of broader app & hardware support. Even the price difference wouldn't matter that much if you are buying Oracle licences or something.

Surprise surprise yourself... (5, Informative)

Nasarius (593729) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730587)

UnixWare isn't a Linux distro.

Re:surprise surprise (1)

Platinum Dragon (34829) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730598)

OTOH, find me a review that really does say UnixWare rocks the shit out of... well, anything.

Does UnixWare also have the student discount of (5, Funny)

kryonD (163018) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730497)

ONE BILLION DOLLARS MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH?

Disclaimer: Prices may vary. Check your local retailer. Senseless litigation available in most locations. All rights reserved or acquired in court against your will.

it was an objective review (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730499)

I thought the author did fairly well at remaining objective and testing the product without allowing company ethics cloud his review

I am NOSTRADAMUS (5, Funny)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730501)

I predict that somebody'll get modded up for explaining why SCO's distro sucks.

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (1, Offtopic)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730544)

I was hoping somebody'd see the humor in my post. Oh well. Sorry for making it sound like flamebait, didn't mean to.

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730582)

i know how u feel - but these forums are ruthless

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (0)

molnarcs (675885) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730605)

hmmm... ./ readers feeling touchy today? I don't see your post as flamebait either. In fact, there is an irony to being modded as flamebait - but it is hopeless that the one modding it will ever get it ;)

Hellooo?

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (1)

s20451 (410424) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730710)

In fact, there is an irony to being modded as flamebait That's the most insightful thing I've read all day.

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (1)

Anonvmous Coward (589068) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730608)

It was probably your sig that got you modded down. Sometimes the peeps with points are a little too defensive about their favorite browser.

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (0, Offtopic)

potpie (706881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730558)

very true...

but very flamebait.

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (2, Interesting)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730600)

SCO's distro was pretty good. It hasn't been updated in a long time, but I ran a server on Caldera 1.2 and 1.3, and it was a fine 2.0.x era distribution.

Their Unix, however, is not as good. FAS is based on it, and is the standard system for florists and gift basket type shops. I've had some recent experience with it, and it's not that fun to deal with. Okay, but not great. I'd prefer AIX any day. Or Linux, for that matter.

--
Evan

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (5, Funny)

s20451 (410424) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730655)

SCO UnixWare sucks because it's from SCO.

Can I have my karma now?

Re:I am NOSTRADAMUS (1)

MrLint (519792) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730670)

Dont say it sucks or SCO will accuse you of ganging up on them like IBM

Expensive and sparsely featured... (3, Insightful)

cheesybagel (670288) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730504)

Why would anyone choose it over Linux of FreeBSD is over me.

Re:Expensive and sparsely featured... (3, Funny)

rokzy (687636) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730729)

Linux of FreeBSD? resistance is futile?

A prediction... (4, Insightful)

Fnkmaster (89084) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730508)

I think their UNIX business will get spun off after the lawsuit business clears up and the company goes bust. The Unixware product will no longer be marketable under the "SCO" name, since the brand will be indelibly tarnished in the IT world as part of a hostile, litigious organization that tried to extort money from companies, big and small, for work that they had no rights to, and for what essentially amounts to a massive pump-n-dump scheme.

Re:A prediction... (4, Informative)

Elwood P Dowd (16933) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730615)

The only SCO systems I've heard of in memory are POS systems. No, not Piece Of Shit, Point Of Sale.

In your local Round Table Pizza, for example, long after everyone goes home for the night they might have a small computer that gathers receipt information from all the cash registers, makes a 14.4K modem call to a "mainframe" at headquarters, and uploads the sales data for that day. Every time on /. when someone admits to using SCO and mentions what the deployment was, it's cash registers.

Anyway. The point is that their brand getting tarnished is completely meaningless to this market. If they do what they say they'll do, Round Table will use them until some sales guy for some competitor (in point of sale systems) convinces them that they're wasting money.

Yes, it would be a good idea for them to spin off their actual products from their tort company, but not 'cause of their name.

-1 FB (4, Funny)

TwinkieStix (571736) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730622)

It didn't tarnish the MS name, now did it? (I know, it's just a joke, mod me down though. They spend way more time getting sued that suing anyways).

Spun Where? (4, Informative)

fm6 (162816) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730634)

There's no market for this thing. If you've got technical issues that keep you from using Linux or BSD, you're probably also looking for a fancy processor, such as SPARC, not a "commodity processor". And running on x86 is the only serious advantage Unixware has over other "real" Unixes. So Unixware is semi-abandonware, like WordPerfect or 1-2-3. There will always be people who insist on such products, but not enough to sustain a serious busines. UnixWare's only remaining commercial value is as a basis for litigation.

Re:A prediction... (5, Funny)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730772)

"The Unixware product will no longer be marketable under the "SCO" name..."
Which will probably "confuse the build scripts" even more.

look out below (2, Funny)

mAIsE (548) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730509)

Daryl,

scorch the earth and your tree may not grow

30 days till you show us what kind of proof you really have .... tick tock ..

less than that (2, Interesting)

timothy (36799) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730633)

It's now down to less than 21 days, actually.

Noticed someone's comment yesterday pointing to this site: scocountdown.com [scocountdown.com] . Note that the deadline you're referring to is not the one at the top of the page.

timothy

Re:less than that (2, Funny)

herrvinny (698679) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730706)

That r0xx0rs! A slashdot mod is pointing to my website! Awesomeness^3

SCO ? who uses it? (1, Interesting)

ru-486 (73117) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730511)

Does anyone know of any organizations that actually use SCO Unix?

A few.... (2, Informative)

Namaseit (668654) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730536)

I know quite a few hospitals and clinics use it. And other businesses for their accounting software.

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (5, Informative)

jptxs (95600) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730542)

McDonalds, last I knew, had thousands of terminals running SCO in their locations. Retail is their biggest presence. I also used to work somewhere (a non-profit) that had an old Informix database running on an even older SCO box.

Not that I support it or anything... =]

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730572)

We do at work. Does it suck god yes, support for it is pretty much unavailble if it's not between 8am and 5pm. There is total lack of good development software for it. I've been bitching about it for years. Why do we still use it, simple 3rd party software that was bought to run on a SCO system, makes it very pricy to move to another platform.

Boeing (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730578)

Boeing uses it for their aerodynamics testing, a lot of engineering and their flight simulation.

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730583)

Any time you see a Dumb Terminal sitting in a retail location or a reception desk, the odds are SCO UNIX is behind the scenes.

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730594)

My school uses Unixware 7.1 for their whole student database with some software called Pentamation [pentamation.com] .

My guess is that there's probably other schools that are using the same thing so they might also be running Unixware for their database servers.

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730601)

SCO would like to think that everyone using linux is using SCO Unix

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (1)

Taloon (241358) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730623)

I worked at Krogers a few years back, and I saw a SCO server there, it was their inventory control system I believe.

Why...I Worked For One, Of Course! (1)

tds67 (670584) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730657)

Does anyone know of any organizations that actually use SCO Unix?

I used to work for a credit union a couple of years ago that used SCO as a workstation to access removable optical disks used to archive data.

That system was very clunky, and it wasn't just the specialized application that was to blame; SCO was just very hard to work with in regards to drivers, system configuration files, new hardware, etc. Linux/FreeBSD would have been far superior in that situation.

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730737)

I need to register so I won't be an AC...but, I used to teach at a local and small vocational school and the main database ran on SCO Unix. The hardware was old, maybe Pentium 1 or a 486 - but the thing never crashed. It and the Red Hat box that ran routing, ftp, www serving, email, firewall, and proxy were the most stable boxes there - without question. Only went down when we lost power. So, sure - its userland might suck donkey balls and such, but it is Unix and it is damn stable.

Re:SCO ? who uses it? (2, Interesting)

Platinum Dragon (34829) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730752)

From what I've read, many Pizza Huts and other brands owned by Tricon Global Restaurants use SCO-based servers for keeping track of sales and transferring sales data to headquarters. This can result in some rather ancient-looking machines being used for point-of-sale terminals, since it's likely difficult to find similar systems that would work with the chain's existing infrastructure. If you're in Toronto and you want to see what I mean, walk by the KFC in the Eaton Centre and get a look at the fossilized POS systems being used. I've seen them at multiple KFCs in the area, and it's a wonder they still run.

It could be worse... but not by much.

Hrmm (4, Funny)

acehole (174372) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730513)

I heard SCO were going to find out who the makers of unixware are, and sue them for copyright and patent infrindgements. Then refuse to release documents to themselves, quote incorrect code segments and send bills to themselves.

Re:Hrmm (1)

gcaseye6677 (694805) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730690)

Hey, this certainly doesn't make any less sense than their other tactics. They pretty much would have to sue themselves if by some leap of faith they got the GPL invalidated.

SVR4 based unix. (4, Interesting)

rkz (667993) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730518)

SCO OS is based on the same code as SUN OS.

As slashdot has reported a few days ago, Sun is giving x86 versions of Solaris away for free. Why bother with SCO when you can get Solaris with a much bigger set of applcations for free?

Re:SVR4 based unix. (4, Interesting)

molnarcs (675885) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730567)

Well, not quite. Solaris incorporated a large chunk of BSD in their codebase. So Solaris is a mix of SystemV and BSD code. (That's why so many solaris admins are also BSD fans).

Re:SVR4 based unix. (3, Informative)

evil_roy (241455) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730676)

Solaris for x86 is free for non-commercial single processor PC's - this was in the detail that /. reported.

The Unixware test here is on a multi(2) processor PC, aside from the fact that "Despite using a dual-processor system, SMP support is a licensed feature, so this installation only recognized one of the two processors."

Other posters have pointed out that Unixware is used heavily in commercial situations - notably retail. - your "free" Solaris is not for this.

Despite all of the above , I have to agree when you ask "Why bother with SCO".

Re:SVR4 based unix. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730753)

GOATSE IN SIG

You have been warned.

Watch out, Tony... (5, Funny)

jpsowin (325530) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730520)

Attn: Tony Bourke

Read your review. Hope you enjoy court and jailtime, because I'm about to sue you into oblivion. Next time you'll know whose side you should be on. Best of luck to you and your lawyers (or lack thereof)!

Your friend,
Darl

Watch out, CmdrTaco (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730591)

Dear sir,

anti-slash.org [anti-slash.org] is comin atcha.

Bitches.

This may hurt them the most... (5, Insightful)

wrinkledshirt (228541) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730526)

Of all the bad PR that they've generated for themselves, a bad product may hurt them the most. Now, they open themselves up to the counter-attack that they're an untalented software company looking for a quick buck, with the product being proof of their lack of talent. It's an oversimplification, sure, but one they pretty richly deserve.

haha pawnzor! (2, Interesting)

slobarnuts (666254) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730527)

ive actually found 2 different boxes containing SCO unixware, in pawnshops. Ugly blue and yellow box, would not buy. $30au or roughly $20us.

Re:haha pawnzor! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730559)

btw, they were copyrighted 1995 or so-ish. old, but even so, doesnt that grant a license? i belive it does.

UNIXWare is dying!! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730529)

Wait, this might be the first "$X is dying" troll that's actually true.

expensive crap (4, Insightful)

potpie (706881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730538)

Unixware proves that sometimes, (an increasingly small number of) people buy things based on price alone. There is no reason to use such an expensive, restrictive OS when the makers of that OS have to use ideas from their biggest competitor to improve it, when that competitor is a free (in all meanings) OS.

Let's not get into the specific advantages, because nobody has that large an attention span.

Re:expensive crap (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730649)

Actually those sites that use unixware use the specific suites of applications unixware is GOOD with, and I think if you look at it in an unbiased manner, you'll see those are very high quality well-supported programs.

Yes, you do get what you pay for, but if it's pointed in the wrong direction it'll be of no use to you. unixware is not for everyone.

As a comparison, using unixware for the jobs it's not intended for would be like buying a BMW for competing in a motocross circuit. a BMW is high quality, and you pay for it. But it's useless if you try applying it in the wrong areas.

Re:expensive crap (5, Funny)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730674)

"There is no reason to use such an expensive, restrictive OS..."
It's only $100 more than Linux...

Anyone else find this funny? (5, Funny)

forsetti (158019) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730546)

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph/?host=sco.com

Re:Anyone else find this funny? (1)

herrvinny (698679) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730607)

LOL, SCO is shown to have an uptime of 37 days...

Re:Anyone else find this funny? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730775)

I think the funny part is that sco.com is running apache on linux.

Re:Anyone else find this funny? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730762)

Like switching from SCO UNIX w/Netscape-FastTrack in favor of Linux w/Apache sometime in mid-2002?

UnixWare is banned from our server room (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730575)

Customers wishing to deploy UnixWare on their servers located in our server room are asked to take their business elsewhere!

Re:UnixWare is banned from our server room (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730612)

Customers wishing to deploy UnixWare on their servers located in our server room are asked to take their business elsewhere!

Look, it's highly unlikely, but if your mom wants to install a unixware server in the basement, chances are not only will you not be able to stop her, but she'll make you do it too.

My grocery store uses SCO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730584)

I saw the login screen through the store manager's door -- Fry's Food and Drug runs SCO.

Why? (5, Informative)

herrvinny (698679) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730586)

First off, why is such a worthless OS front page news on /.? SCO Unix is mediocre, and nobody would even think of using it. The only reason a SCO Unix review is on /. is because of the lawsuit hubbub.

I was poking through the SCO web site some time ago, to find good stuff for my SCO Report website [scolicense.com] and I discover SCObiz [sco.com] . Check it out. For $5,000 [sco.com] , they'll basically give you a template site, with mediocre ecommerce ability. The datasheet is here (pdf) [sco.com] , while the quick facts (pdf) [sco.com] is here. A Flash tour is here [sco.com] .

The Flash tour is pretty snappy, but you can tell, it's nothing more than a glorified template driven website builder for newbies, similar to what Tripod [lycos.com] and Geocities [yahoo.com] provide with their drag and drop stuff. It's probably even worse.

Remember to visit SCO Report [scofiles.com] , where I do my part to annoy SCO with the truth, and SCO Countdown [scocountdown.com] , where there are clocks counting down to SCO's demise...

Why? It's fun to piss on the grave of an asshole (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730664)

Hear that Darl? That's the sound of inevitability.

I have an idea. (4, Funny)

gklinger (571901) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730604)

They should change the name to UnixWhere.

Hmmm, a link to Microsoft? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730609)

x tcsh-6.12.00/win32/stdio.c, 15774 bytes, 31 tape blocks UX:tar: WARNING: Cannot get passwd information for christos UX:tar: WARNING: tcsh-6.12.00/win32/stdio.c: owner not changed

Win32 on a Unix machine?

Re:Hmmm, a link to Microsoft? (4, Insightful)

jhunsake (81920) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730720)

He is untarring the tcsh distribution so he could compile it. tcsh includes support for Windows.

Very Intresting... (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730630)

Well, it was intresting read, but some of those tiny fonts are kind of hard on these tired eyes. It wasn't entirely humorless - "...there are several advantages to using vxfs, primarily speed and fscking issues." The big issue to me was...uh, oh, now I get it.

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As a UNIX developer... (4, Interesting)

bigberk (547360) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730658)

I have had issues with SCO UnixWare over the years. Particularly, autoconf and automake scripts that worked for every other platform ranging from Linux, *BSD, Solaris to even Windows just failed to work under SCO's UNIX. And I used to want to try and fix these problems, but now SCO has fscked themselves so they can go to hell for all I care.

Re:As a UNIX developer... (1)

herrvinny (698679) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730754)

I RTFAed, and personally, I wouldn't mind trying out the Linux Kernel Personality capability (although it sounds like it's stolen GPL code). SCO was once a decent company, with good programmers, so maybe once SCO dies a horrible and hideous death, we can buy off the UnixWare source code and GPL the good stuff.

McDonald's uses SCO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730684)

Billions and billions served.

FreeBSD, baby! (1)

b00m3rang (682108) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730688)

Show me an OS whose proverbial Casbah isn't rocked by FreeBSD. Anyone who would buy a SCO product at this point seriously needs to seek help. There's no reason for anyone to do that to themselves, no matter how bad they feel inside.

can I get a liscense with that? (2, Insightful)

UltraSkuzzi (682384) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730711)

I bought a copy of SCO UnixWare in the pre Darl days. Back in that day, you could get free 'educational' licenses for nonprofit uses. Too bad they don't offer free 'linux' licenses for schools & colleges. Yeah I guess, they 'changed there minds'. UnixWare 7 wasn't a bad OS, but I believe the review was on target when he said the technology it's based on is past its prime. And you gotta love how you need a license for everything from SMP to critical security updates.

SCO has a "skunkware" download site... (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730712)

How appropriate.

SIMONIGGER FAN CLIB (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730716)

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What's that sound I hear? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730750)

I hear a rather large woman singing an aria...

LINUX is STILL FREE and SCO is a SOAR LOOSER (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7730751)

I fail to see the humor in SCO

Always Remember (5, Funny)

rudy_wayne (414635) | more than 10 years ago | (#7730778)



You can't spell fiasco without SCO

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