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Do-No-Evil Saturday - Part I: Leaving SCOX in the Past

SCOX is No More



Earlier this week, SCO showed some of its last signs of death. Let's hope it's not a case of changing SCOX (pronounced socks). It probably isn't and in any event, Novell is unlikely to receive much (if anything at all).

SCO's Postpetition Liabilities = $6 Million+ -- Tanner's Bills & SCO's Operating Reports

More bankruptcy filings from the 21st of December, including two bills from the accountants, Tanner LC, and SCO's most recent operating reports for SCO Group and SCO Operations.

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That is where so much of the money went, of course, to the law firms. I wonder if Novell will try to get them to cough some of that back up again?


SCO Group delisted by Nasdaq - Salt Lake Tribune

The Nadaq stock exchange today suspended trading of the stock of the Lindon-based The SCO Group, which is trying to reorganize under federal bankruptcy protection.


For some related humour, see this fictional IRC log.

Diving Into the Past



Google's glory frequently has Novell cited because the CEO. Here is an article from the Microsoft-affiliated Motley Fool.

So Szulik leaves the company in surprisingly appropriate hands. The Whitehurst hire reminds me of when Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) tapped Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) CEO Eric Schmidt to lead the young company into a big, bold future, except that Red Hat looked in some mildly surprising places to find its man.


InfoWorld tells the story of WordPerfect and Novell's role as a victim amidst Microsoft's abuses.

But WordPerfect was late with its first Windows version, and then the bundling of Word with Microsoft Office on many PCs resulted in WordPerfect's sale - first to Novell, then Corel in 1996 - aimed at producing a competitive office suite. While retaining popularity in some markets, particularly legal circles, WordPerfect now generally gets little attention as a Word competitor compared to free software alternatives.


It's a blast from the past, but the article (a long blog post actually) is new and it takes some of today's developments into account.

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