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SCO blames Linux for fall in profits

Things get worse for the company
Fri Sep 08 2006, 16:17
THE anti-Linux company, SCO has blamed the success of Linux for the reason that its business is still losing money.

SCO claims that Linux nicked the code from its ever popular flavour of Unix.

When SCO is not trying to sue IBM and Novell and companies who use Linux, it apparently sees itself as a server software maker and mobile application development tool outfit. According to its latest financial results the company's sales were in decline due to competitive pressures.

SCO says that sales have fallen 21 per cent on last year. OpenServer and UnixWare Unix operating system licenses had also dropped 22 per cent.

The number of customers who are buying licences to protect themselves from being sued if SCO wins the Unix-Linux lawsuit has dwindled to $31,000. This seems to indicate punters think SCO will lose the case when it finally gets to court in February.

Of course if SCO wins then it could be in for a fairly spectacular windfall. More here. µ


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