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What's your take on the SCO Group-Linux controversy? Do you think more security attacks will surface? Share your comments about what SCO's actions mean for Internet security, as discussed in the Feb. 2 Internet Security Focus e-newsletter.

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The future of SCO

by IanJ In reply to Be extra vigilant with SC ...

I think that current SCO users need to consider not only security, but also the future of their operating systems. Industry opinion seems to be hardening that SCO are going to lose their action(s) in a big way. If they do it's likely that they will be forced out of business by punative damages.

Should IT managers be betting the future of their systems on a company that is under such pressure? Perhaps now is the time to consider making that switch to FreeBSD, or Linux, or one of the other alternatives. Better to be prepared than to be a victim when the crash comes.

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glad that I'm not one of their customers

by RijkE In reply to The future of SCO

It's very obvious that SCO is comitting suicide with their actions against the Linux community. They will not catch the pot of gold they were counting on. No they will loose customers instead because who wants to do business with an unstable company ?

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I don't condone the attack... but...

by warnick68 In reply to glad that I'm not one of ...

feel they basicly asked for the attacks against them. The people who did this are criminals...
SCO if not criminal themselves are very close to being so imo.

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SCO Reaps What It Soes

SCO has a problem that is similar to the Bush Regime's. They chose intimidation and unprovoked attacks, over many other options that are less mean-spirited.

The result is that, even if you *love* their products, the simple act of doing business with them puts you at risk.

If they had had the good sense to get a judicial decision BEFORE invoicing people for products SCO hadn't sold to them - it would have provoked far fewer hackers, if any at all.

SCO set the tempo, the other folks are just keeping the beat.

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'First thing we do,lets kill all the lawyers' , Sshakespear Henry VI

by skurzet In reply to Be extra vigilant with SC ...

This lawsuit has more of the stench of lawyer greed than the cleansing breeze of a pursuit of justice. They lawyers have knocked off the breast implant and tobacco industries, are well on their way to killing the gun and fast food industries and software is simply the next hapless victim in line. The nation is beset by a plague of lawyers strip mining the nation for money. IBM simply found itself the largest fish in the net at the moment.

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'First thing we do,lets kill all the lawyers' , Sshakespear Henry VI

by skurzet In reply to Be extra vigilant with SC ...

This lawsuit has more of the stench of lawyer greed than the cleansing breeze of a pursuit of justice. They lawyers have knocked off the breast implant and tobacco industries, are well on their way to killing the gun and fast food industries and software is simply the next hapless victim in line. The nation is beset by a plague of lawyers strip mining the nation for money. IBM simply found itself the largest fish in the net at the moment.

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