New Preview with Linux Affinity Targets Developers, Hardware Providers;
Caldera Systems Reaffirms its Support of Unified UNIX and Linux Technologies
SANTA CRUZ, CA-April 17, 2001-The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq:
SCOC) and Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced a technology
preview release of AIX 5L version 5.1, a commercial 64 bit UNIX operating
system for Intel(r) Itanium(tm) processors. AIX 5L is the result of Project
Monterey, a cooperative effort between SCO and IBM, to develop the next
generation UNIX operating system for Intel Itanium(tm) processors.
A complementary part of the SCO server product line, AIX 5L is endorsed by
several leading OEMs, ISVs and IHVs. AIX 5L enables ISVs and customers to
address a range of environments from workgroup servers to the largest data
center servers using a single source tree, simply by recompiling. With its
Linux affinity, AIX 5L offers a flexible environment enabling Linux
applications to run on AIX 5L. This includes everything from Web server
applications to 24 X 7 mission-critical enterprise applications.
"SCO is the number one worldwide provider of UNIX on Intel systems," said
David McCrabb, president of SCO's Server Software Division. "Working with
IBM, we are delivering the next generation of UNIX for Intel Itanium
processors. SCO's involvement in the AIX 5L project helped ensure broad
industry support because of our heritage as a leading supplier of UNIX to
the OEM community and our extensive solution provider channel."
"Caldera recognizes the importance of a stable 64 bit OS as the backbone
supporting mission-critical business applications on Intel platforms," said
Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems. "Offering AIX 5L to our
high-end Intel OEMs and resellers allows Linux to reach another bar on the
enterprise ladder. AIX 5L provides choice and flexibility for our customers
while leveraging their current investments."
"The Intel Itanium processor was designed to address the requirements of
high-end servers and workstations," said Victor Krutul, Operating Systems
and Application Server Manager at Intel. "AIX 5L provides a 64 bit UNIX OS
that has the ability to fully utilize the advanced capabilities of Itanium
"One of the keys to eBusiness profitability is extracting maximum
performance from infrastructure investments," said Allan Andersen, vice
president, enterprise management marketing, Computer Associates. "The
combination of SCO's advanced AIX 64-bit operating system and CA's Unicenter
TNG will enable companies to achieve and maintain that performance on their
Itanium-based systems as the scale and intensity of eBusiness applications
continue to grow."
For the technology preview release only of AIX 5L, licenses will be free of
charge and will not include support. Pricing and support for future releases
will be determined at the time of each such release. AIX 5L is built for
Itanium(tm)-based systems and the preview release will be limited to
customers with Itanium(tm) -based systems.
About The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
With headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. is
comprised of three independent divisions - Tarantella, Inc., the Server
Software Division, and the Professional Services Division. The Server
Software Division is a leading provider of UNIX server operating systems.
Tarantella, Inc. promotes a range of software technologies and products that
web-enable any application instantly, for access by users anywhere. The
Professional Services Division helps organizations create and deploy
personalized IT strategies. The three divisions sell and support their
products and services through a worldwide network of distributors,
resellers, systems integrators, and OEMs. For more information, visit SCO's
home page at www.sco.com.
The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, and the SCO logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the USA and other countries.
Caldera Systems, Inc.
Caldera Systems (Nasdaq: CALD) is a "Linux for Business" leader. Caldera was
the first to create the "Develop-on, Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for
Linux-based clients and servers. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera has offices and
1000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and
services, visit http://www.calderasystems.com
Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other
products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks,
registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S.
and/or other countries.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and
All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used
to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to advise readers that
a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors
include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed
due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance on
developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and
customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to compete
effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the broad
recognition necessary to succeed; our reliance on third party developers of
components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party
intellectual property rights; and disruption in the Company's distribution
sales channel. These and other factors, which could cause actual results to
differ materially, are also discussed in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form
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