SCO Back in the Linux Game? Wanna Buy a Bridge?

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-06-19 Print this article Print

Opinion: The silly season news hit early as a joke SCO press release announcing a new SCO Linux distribution was taken seriously. (Linux-Watch)

Would you believe that The SCO Group, enemy of all things Linux, will be releasing a Linux distribution? Thats what a purported press release from an SCO-owned site in Germany, OpenLinux, claimed over the weekend. It was a fake.
Before the truth was revealed though, it seems to have fooled at least a few people on Slashdot and other online technology discussion Web sites.
Heres what the "press release" said: Read the full story on Linux-Watch: SCO back in the Linux game? Wanna buy a bridge? Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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