[Talk] Re: SCO position, rationale and AUUG - dropping SCO OS support

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Sat May 24 20:30:48 EST 2003

On Sat, 24 May 2003 07:10, Andrew Rutherford wrote:
> Original Leon wrote:
>...> We also note that Microsoft have dropped support for some of
>...> their software on SCO UNIX, but support those programs on
>...> Linux.

> Given the aforementioned tiff between Microsoft and SCO, with SCO
> removing their Xenix code which was there to support Microsoft, is it
> any wonder that Microsoft dropped support? Even if just to prove a
> point - "they removed support for our code, so we're not coding for
> their platform any more."

We're not talking about a decade ago (although at the time Xenix was the 
next Great White Hope for Microsoft and every MS employee's desktop had 
a Xenix terminal), we're talking current products.

For example, FrontPage 2000 extensions list OpenServer and OpenUnix (and 
AIX) as no longer supported; FrontPage 2002 doesn't mention them.

Cheers; Leon

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