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Mon Jul 11 14:50:49 2005: 776   TonyLawrence

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I'm sure there will be some sales. I did have someone ask whether they should upgrade just this morning.. I advised not to bother (they have 5.0.7 and an app that hasn't been tested on OSR6)

I may do a review of this if someone from SCO sends me a free copy, but I'm not going to pay for it and I'm not going to go asking - if they don't know who I am by now, and why sending me a review copy is a good idea, then they are just too hopelessly stupid.



Mon Jul 11 22:57:08 2005: 777   BigDumbDinosaur


I'm sure there will be some sales. I did have someone ask whether they should upgrade just this morning. I advised not to bother (they have 5.0.7 and an app that hasn't been tested on OSR6).

I wasn't aware that OSR6 had been released either, and I have made a little effort to stay informed about what they are doing. Unless some client asks for OSR6 by name I won't even mention it. Why should SCO be rewarded with undeserved business?

I may do a review of this if someone from SCO sends me a free copy, but I'm not going to pay for it and I'm not going to go asking - if they don't know who I am by now, and why sending me a review copy is a good idea, then they are just too hopelessly stupid.

Needless to say, don't hold your breath.



Tue Jul 12 16:40:46 2005: 783   TonyLawrence

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I promise not to hold my breath :-)

The SCO side of things here is becoming less and less important, but I don't mind adding information that becomes available. What the heck, there will be SCO systems running for years to come, and people will need help.

I don't care a bit about SCO as a corporation, but I do care about the customers using the OS.



Wed Jul 13 01:59:59 2005: 787   BigDumbDinosaur


What the heck, there will be SCO systems running for years to come, and people will need help. I don't care a bit about SCO as a corporation, but I do care about the customers using the OS.

That's basically my philosophy: support my clients who are running on OSR5, steer new installations toward Linux (I've been playing around with the White Box distro to assess its viability for a production installation), only sell OSR5 if that's what the client really wants. There's basically nothing wrong with OSR5. I have numerous servers running on it and I have to say these machines just keep clanking away with minimal maintenance. OSR6 may be the second greatest thing after really hot sex, if one can believe the hype and BS. However, there's a lot wrong with the character of SCO and its principals. It is this last item that has greatly soured me on them.



Wed Jul 13 09:34:30 2005: 790   TonyLawrence

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I was at a new (new to me) 5.0.5 system yesterday to fix a printer issue and get the system on the internet. The second question out of the owners mouth was "What will it take to switch this to Linux". As this was CounterPoint software running on SCO, my answer was "Not much - a day of work at the worst, usually less".

Tough convincing him :-)




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