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Image Gallery: IT Hall Of Shame

Look back at ten of the most infamous and notorious tech industry frauds, flops, and foibles from individuals to products, ideas to entire companies.
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Under CEO Darl McBride, SCO filed lawsuits claiming ownership over Unix and, by extension, Linux. SCO said it inherited the rights to Unix/Linux through its purchase of The Santa Cruz Operation, and it forged ahead with a "bet the company strategy" that saw it take on heavyweights like IBM, Novell, and end users at DaimlerChrysler and Autozone. But a judge in 2007 ruled that Novell owned the copyrights to Unix. SCO filed for bankruptcy that same year, and McBride was terminated in 2009.

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