Wednesday, November 21, 2007
- Some coverage of the York non-deal:
- SJVN speculates at length about why the thing fell through, and is far more even-handed about it than I would've been.
- A quick bit about it at LinuxJournal.
- At InformationWeek, our old chum Paul McDougall has a short piece about yesterday's news.
- Only a brief blurb at Lamlaw so far.
- Oh, and there's a new Darl interview, believe it or not. It's about what you'd expect. There are six questions total, and Darl answers three of them with cheesy sports metaphors. Then there's the boilerplate optimistic blather about exciting new mobile products. I really like the part where he says SCO will become the mobile flavor of Unix. I don't suppose he realizes that (unlike, say, the iPhone) Me Inc. doesn't actually put Unix on phone hardware. The only Unix connection at all is an OSR6 box on the back end, and that's only because SCO's trying for a bit of vendor lock-in. And good luck with that.
Darl also once again compares SCO with the Apple of a decade ago. Note that Darl said all this while trying to sell SCO's assets to York and morph the company into a pure-play litigation troll. Apple never tried to do that, it's worth pointing out. Sorry, Darl, but there's more to being Steve than not wearing a tie.
- Speaking of mobile *Nix stuff, Nokia's got a new Linux widget on the market. Just in time for the holidays. Hint, hint. The N810 improves on the N800 I've gone on and on about here, sporting GPS and a 'real' keyboard. This also means they've dropped the price on the N800, and either one is stocking-stuffer-sized.
Oh, and the forever-upcoming Linux-based PalmOS runs on the N810. FWIW.