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Now that SCO seems determined to self-destruct, what is the best alternative for those of us who want Unix-like operating systems ? It is not clear that Linux is going to survive in any present form either ... Justice sometimes requires deep pockets, and so far as I know, the Linux community does not sport such a thing. There will soon be a lot of bickering which is likely to be quite destructive to all concerned. See the "README.SCO" on the latest release of gcc for previews. In short, what unix-look-alike is stable, solid, cheap enough to own, functional, dependable, ...

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    Default now what ?

    Now that SCO seems determined to self-destruct, what is the best
    alternative for those of us who want Unix-like operating systems ?

    It is not clear that Linux is going to survive in any present form either ...
    Justice sometimes requires deep pockets, and so far as I know, the
    Linux community does not sport such a thing. There will soon be
    a lot of bickering which is likely to be quite destructive to all concerned.
    See the "README.SCO" on the latest release of gcc for previews.

    In short, what unix-look-alike is stable, solid, cheap enough to own,
    functional, dependable, unburdened by lawyers, yet suitable for small
    colleges and small businesses ?

    I'm not just ranting, I really need advice. At our small college
    we will be buying new equipment and OS versions next year.
    As of now, although a customer of SCO since Xenix days, I'm stumped.
    Without all the baloney, I would buy SCO in a heartbeat, but now
    frankly I'm afraid to.

    Did Microsoft just win big here ? How soon before Microsoft "announces"
    a version of unix anyway ?

    73 de Bill W5GFE

    Bill Walker Guest

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    Default Re: now what ?

    Bill Walker <bwcs4.ecok.edu> wrote:
    >Now that SCO seems determined to self-destruct, what is the best
    >alternative for those of us who want Unix-like operating systems ?
    >It is not clear that Linux is going to survive in any present form either ...
    >Justice sometimes requires deep pockets, and so far as I know, the
    >Linux community does not sport such a thing. There will soon be
    >a lot of bickering which is likely to be quite destructive to all concerned.
    >See the "README.SCO" on the latest release of gcc for previews.
    >In short, what unix-look-alike is stable, solid, cheap enough to own,
    >functional, dependable, unburdened by lawyers, yet suitable for small
    >colleges and small businesses ?
    FreeBSD ?
    Mac OS X ?

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