>Subject: Re: The death of OpenServer, not by SCO/Caldera
>Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 08:53:15 -0500
>Database is DataFlex.
>Now, I may be way off base, but for a very small intranet and an
>internal/external web server, it seems like much too much work for no
>gain. I guess I will be forced to move to Linix.
I started a small ISP using SCO 5.0.4 w/SCO native c compiler & Informix.
Then I discovered software I desired had trouble compiling with SCO compiler
and I switched to the GNU c compiler.
I decided to peel my DNS off of the SCO system and had to pick a platform.
I tried UnixWare 7, but found that it's 'c' compiler had similar
problems compiling software. I finally chose FreeBSD.
Then I decided to move mail services to a FreeBSD box.
Informix isn't directly ported to FreeBSD, so I installed the latest
SleepyCat Berkeley DB. I've abandoned Informix to the _free_ Berkeley DB,
and soon web services will be moved to FreeBSD.
Now I hear this talk that OpenServer is being phased out. Seems that my
decision to 'try' FreeBSD was worthwhile. I hate to jump ship and leave SCO
however I'm glad that I have performed the move before _they_ dessert ME.