Notes from the SCO Road show

Submitted by jbreland on Fri, 10/10/2003 - 08:02

Because of all of SCO's bad press lately with this Linux lawsuit, they decided it'd be a good idea to go on a city-to-city tour to meet with vendors and customers to update them on their roadmap, answer questions, etc.

One Linux supporter (I'm sure there will be many others) showed up at a recent stop for the inside scoop. You can read the full story here, but here's a personal favorite quote:

The other reason the roadmap was entertaining? I now know how retro SCOs OSes are. Riotous, riotous stuff. How they had the ya-yas to declare Linux an infant OS in need of their IP is beyond me. Upcoming features? PAM. files larger than 2 gigs. NFS over TCP. The 80's called, they want their features back. NTPv4 was a listed big feature on a slide of 10 to 15 upcoming enhancements. How does an NTP enhancement get mentioned as a 'big' feature? Wow. I never knew it was this bad. Maybe I should lend my old 486 running Debian from '97 to Pizza Hut - it sounds like they could use the upgrade.