Monday, March 05, 2007
Ok, there's a bit of a lull in major SCO news right now, but here's what's out on the interwebs today:
- Check out this spoof SCO commercial. Someone has way too much free time...
- A ZDNet piece from Friday on the q1 numbers.
- A blog post also about SCO's q1 numbers.
- Lamlaw chimes in about those numbers too.
- The USPTO's finally issued a cry for help. Seems they've realized the current system is so broken that even advice from random people on the internet will probably improve it. Ok, well, at any rate, the first step is to admit you have a problem.
- Today's small blast from the recent past: Remember that big announcement back in '05, when SCO had supposedly convinced Cymphonix (a Utah network gear startup) to switch its product line from Linux to OSR6? Haven't heard much about that lately, have we? The company's press release page doesn't mention SCO anywhere. Ok, so I don't see the word "Linux" featured prominently either, and I guess that's not surprising. If you sell a product as a drop-in "appliance", you don't spend a lot of time talking about what OS it runs.
If you read the 2005 PR closely, you'll see that they only agreed to look at porting their software to OSR6. So I'm guessing that, like most forward-looking press releases, this stuff never actually happened.
- More antivirus trouble for Vista. Maybe some genius in Redmond decided that since Vista's virusproof, the M$ antivirus tool doesn't actually have to work. That's the best theory I've got right now, anyway.
- Someone up in Redmond must be getting worried about Vista vs. OSX, if the latest Enderle FUD is any indication.
- Rant-For-Rent Rob is also peeved that Intel and AMD are spending so much time and money focusing on the future and advancing CPU technology, and trying to compete with each other, instead of focusing just on immediate quarterly results.
I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Rob. Making CPUs is a capital-intensive business with a fairly long development cycle, and the history books are littered with once-proud CPU architectures whose makers didn't invest enough in staying competitive. Remember the Motorola 68000 series, or the 6502?
- Probably don't need to cover the Eclipse jet saga quite as closely, now that Dayjet Eddie's left the SCO BoD. But here's the latest anyway. It's just one problem after another.
- A piece about the upcoming Daylight Savings apocalypse. I'm surprised local TV news stations haven't picked up on this yet and started running panic stories about the upcoming "Y2K7 Disaster". It's sweeps month and everything. I'd be the perfect scare story, if someone was naughty enough to tell them about it.
No, no, I'm not going to do that. But you have to admit it'd be a hoot. And think of the consulting cash to be made going around editing /etc/TIMEZONE for terrified PHBs at $500/hr. Sigh. I could be so freakin' rich if it wasn't for these pesky ethics...
- RIM's CEO is out due to options trouble. Doesn't really have much to do with SCO, really; it's just that one part of being a Crackberry addict is the absolute conviction that the rest of the world envies you and wants to take your precious gadget away. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about here. Whether it's M$, or those bastards at NTP, or some pesky government regulators, or whatever, there's always a conspiracy afoot.