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[OT] Microsoft to license Unix code
  • From: Curtis Rey <crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 03:19:20 -0700
  • Message-id: <200305190319.20050.crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"Microsoft will license the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move
that could impact the battle between Windows and Linux in the market for
computer operating systems."

"According to a statement from Microsoft, the company will license SCO's Unix
patents and the source code. That code is at the heart of a $1 billion
lawsuit between SCO and IBM, which is aggressively pushing Linux as an
alternative to Windows in corporate back shops."

"Microsoft's Windows has a monopoly in the market for desktop operating
systems, with a market share greater than 90 percent. Linux, which has been
developed by thousands of contributors and can be freely obtained, has caught
on as a worthy competitor in the market for corporate servers. In the past
two years, Microsoft has repeatedly labeled Linux as a threat to the Redmond,
Wash.-based computing giant, partly because of its low cost."

Have fun reading this one.


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