View Full Version : Potentially dangerous?!...

May 19, 2003, 03:31 AM
Read this (http://news.com.com/2100-1016-1007528.html) article on C|Net, titled 'Microsoft to license Unix code'. It says something that could be very dangerous to us Mac users:

"Some analysts said the move was an attempt by SCO to be acquired by another company--possibly Microsoft, [...]"

SCO is the company who holds all the UNIX trademarks. Hmmm, doesn't sound good, does it?!

Any thoughts?!...


May 19, 2003, 04:43 AM
Actually the Open Group (http://www.opengroup.org/) own the Unix Trademark (the history of which is long and very complicated). SCO do own a proprietary version of Unix and are currently claiming that IBM put some of this code (which they had access to) into the Linux kernel. Fortunatly Apple uses a Mach kernel with a BSD subsystem, neither of which are effected by this.

May 20, 2003, 02:45 AM
It would be just like M$ to copy Apple's use of an *NIX OS for their new O.S. to compete with Apple's innovation and to compete with Linux.

Everytime I think of M$ copying Apple, it steams me that they're so parasitic of Apple's creative problem-solving skills and vision. Huh. Well, I guess time will tell.