Letters to the Editor
I have taken what I consider to be a very critical look at the SCO offering and I would like to convey the following observations:
SCO's product is a compliment to the existing Unix community. It provides casual and concerted users another opportunity to gain insight and respect for an already proven great operating system.
SCO's product will not infringe, impinge or detract on pico-iota from the existing community of Linux users.
In this MS-day and MS-age, it is imperative alternative operating sytems be encourages to grow and flourish. One of the most effective means of giving a boost to alternative operating systems—and Unix specifically—is to make them truly accessible to the common user. To this end, SCO is making a significant contribution.
And almost as quickly the contribution ends. SCO's offering is sexy, slick and almost inaccessible. It provides all of the Unix tools and almost none of the more necessary understanding. Having started life as a DOS user, I view SCO's contribution as cold and disenfranchizing as Apples' Systme 7 or Windows 95. It has all of the functionality while offering no real understanding of the contents of the operating system's “black box”.
Linux, my first exposure to Unix, provided the all-important tool for true inderstanding : accessibility. I am able to lift the hood, kick the tires and generally test drive the OS functionality in a hands-on fashion. In my naive and simplistic view, this is the best enfironment for learning. Let SCO offer but know that Linux provides! —William B. Meloney VII email@example.com
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