What if McDonald's buys SCO? McD's could hire a couple devs (since that is all SCO needs, apparently..) for maintenance and some support personnel, then service their own stores as well as other existing customers. Maybe they'd wind up saving, if not making, some money in a few years. Perhaps give Darl a store to manage...
Point being, with a market cap of only $3mil, SCO and anything they have/own are basically chump change for a real corporation. So, if the judges (have) let this happen, then, and I hate to even think of it, we'll see this zombie keep stumbling forward...
The UNIX systems are being replaced (yes, I admit I work at one of the new stores in the US). The new system is NewPOS. http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/02/14/229409/mcdonalds-takes-epos-system-in-house.htm It's a Windows Server 2003 environment with Windows XP embedded workstations. So I doubt they'd be interested in SCO.
Why does a music player need to know the date or time at all?
Subscription music DRM.
It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.