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  • An off-topic dose of pedantry: SCO never actually turned into a bastardization. The SCO of now is not the same company as the SCO of old.

    The SCO of old sold that brand and its assets. They changed their name to that of another product of theirs, Tarantella (a Citrix-like terminal server/client affair). They would eventually be bought by SUN in 2005.

    The company that’s now called SCO is the dunderhead club that used to be called Caldera, who were all about bundling Linux with commercial software and selling the stew to businesses. All their attempts failed big style, although that was in part because they were ahead of their time, and Red Hat and Novell are now doing the same stuff, only with much less closed software in the mix. Caldera bought the SCO brand from Tarantella Inc and subsequently assumed it for themselves.

    Whenever you hear “SCO vs IBM” or such, transliterate to “Caldera vs IBM” for a historically accurate picture. (Wikipedia has more on the various company and product histories, in case you care for a reminder.)

    • Aristotle, never go anywhere. I know, twice now (I think) I've told you to piss off (in far less uncertain terms) but I very much regret that... er, those. I love you, man. Thanks... thanks for keeping me company. I really need that =|