News

BusinessWeek: SCO Supplants Microsoft as Most Hated Company in IT

BusinessWeek Magazine, in its Feb. 2 editions, is declaring that SCO Group with its Linux lawsuits has replaced Microsoft as the most hated company in IT.

SCO, reformulated from Linux vendor Caldera International, filed a $3 billion lawsuit against IBM last March alleging that IBM illegally inserted SCO's intellectual property into Linux. Then in December, SCO sent letters to more than 1,000 Linux customers accusing them of illegally using SCO's IP.

"As a result of all this, SCO has become the most hated company in the tech world, surpassing, at least temporarily, Microsoft Corp. SCO has infuriated dozens of businesses and thousands of volunteer programmers who helped Linux become the world's second-most-popular operating system for server computers, with tens of millions of copies in use, trailing only Microsoft's Windows," BusinessWeek's Jim Kerstetter writes.

The full article is available here.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Insights for MyAnalytics Getting Switched On for Office 365 Users This Month

    Microsoft is planning to activate "Insights for MyAnalytics" sometime late this month for most Office 365 users, but the ability of organizations to manage this feature won't be available until possibly mid-May.

  • SharePoint Framework 1.8 Now Generally Available

    Microsoft this week announced that SharePoint Framework 1.8 had reached "general availability" status, although some features are still at the preview stage.

  • How To Create Office 365 User Accounts in Bulk

    Manual account creation can be tedious, time-consuming and prone to human error, especially if you have more than a handful of Office 365 users to set up. Brien shows you a better way.

  • System Center 2019 Reaches General Availability

    System Center 2019 has now reached the "general availability" product stage, Microsoft indicated in a Thursday update.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.