On Tue, Sep 09, 2003, FyRE wrote:
I find this ironic in that Caldera (who purchased SCO then changed their
name to SCO Group) originally built its reseller channel by going after
SCO's Authorized Resellers, very successfully I might add. Celestial has
been in SCO Reseller since 1987 or 1988 (I could dig through the archives
to find the exact date if necessary), and signed up as a Caldera Reseller
shortly after Caldera started recruiting.
We started installing Caldera Linux in mission-critical applications in
September 1997, and over the years most of our customers have made the
switch to Linux, not so much because of price, but because of capabilities,
ease of installation, and software availability. We still have a very
small number of OpenServer installations where customers are running 3rd
party software that runs on it.
I have some very good friends who are die-hard SCO Resellers, but the vast
majority of their resellers I've known for at least a decade have already
shifted most of their Unix business to Linux, OS X, or other *ix platforms.
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