Well, the SCO lawsuit is getting closer to the end. According to the Groklaw article in the link, the judge threw out most of their claims. Too bad he didn't throw them all out, but..
Anyway, it's getting even less likely that SCO is going to do well here. For those who are still running SCO systems, time could be running out: the company may not be there when you need them to be. So what now?
Well, obviously if you can easily switch to Linux or BSD, it's time to start laying plans. That doesn't mean you have to jump ship now, and of course application licensing fees may mean you want to put the move off as long as possible. But you need to be planning now, and if possible putting up test systems to find out what sorts of problems you will encounter. Better to have everything ready to go long before you absolutely need to.
For those unfortunate people with ancient software that cannot be transferred and won't run under Linuxabi, well, you just have to bite the bullet or resign yourself to scrounging old hardware to keep around as spares.
And for all of you who are hanging on but know you need to move, I've instituted a new section here that attempts to gather together articles related to conversions. That should help you find related material more easily.
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