Next Generation of Caldera's Award-winning eDesktop Product
Unifies UNIX and Linux Platforms
OREM, UT-June 26, 2001-Caldera(r) International Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the
global leader "Unifying UNIX(r) with Linux(r) for Business(tm)," announced
today its release of Caldera OpenLinux(tm) Workstation, release 3.1. The
release of this product occurs simultaneously with Caldera's OpenLinux
Server and Open UNIX 8 products.
The successor to the award-winning OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4, the Workstation
is a complete, self-hosted Linux-based operating system for developers who
wish to create commercial, Open Source, or corporate applications for an
open standard environment, including the proposed Linux Standard Base (LSB),
using Java(, C and C++. It enables developers to create applications
deployable on the thinnest of clients to high-end data center servers.
"Our new Workstation product is an ideal environment for developing on Linux
or developing for Linux-compatible platforms such as Caldera's Open UNIX 8,"
said Drew Spencer, chief technology officer at Caldera. "For the
development lifecycle, it provides developers the necessary tools to build,
test and deploy business applications in a secure, supported, and scalable
server setting - while developing in an easy to use, developer-friendly
"Time and again, IDC's surveys show that one of the most important uses of
Linux is software development," said Dan Kusnetzky, vice president of system
software research for IDC. "Caldera's work to provide a unified environment
for UNIX and Linux development would certainly be attractive to developers."
Built on the Linux 2.4 kernel, Workstation features a completely self-hosted
environment, KDE 2.1, glibc 2.2.1, and XFree86 4.0.2. In addition, it
incorporates SUN(r) Microsystems Java(tm) 2 Platform, Standard Edition
(J2SE() Software Development Kit version 1.3, StarOffice(tm) 5.2 and
Forte(tm) for Java(, release 2.0, and JBuilder(tm) 4 Foundation from
"By including Java technology in the new OpenLinux Workstation, Caldera is
leveraging for its customers the momentum the Java 2 platform has as the
industry standard for developing and deploying enterprise solutions," said
Kristinn Thorleifsson, product marketing manager, Java 2 Platform, Standard
Edition, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Workstation combines the features of Java
technology with Linux to produce a robust environment for the development of
highly reliable and scalable business applications."
"Borland is pleased to work with Caldera to offer developers a Linux
environment targeted for their needs," said Frank Slootman, vice president
of Products at Borland Software. "Like Borland's suite of products,
Caldera's Developer Workstation supports rapid development, offering
improved time to market, high productivity, and performance."
The Workstation functions as an integrated client for all Caldera server
offerings - OpenLinux Server, Open UNIX and OpenServer - and includes the
Caldera(r) Volution(tm) management agent. In addition, the product includes
a 60-day subscription to Caldera(r) Volution(tm) Online, Caldera's new
online management solution, and 60-day email installation support. Further,
Workstation is the main technology for Caldera's Developer Products and
Services business line and is the base component Caldera's Professional
Services uses to deliver specialized Linux-based client platforms for OEMs,
Internet devices and thin clients.
Additional Key Features
* Permission and Service Audits
* Extensive developer documentation, available through KHelpCenter and
* Tomcat, with the Apache Java servlet engine
* PHPlib, with the PHP library for PHP application support
* Common UNIX Print System (CUPS)
* Lutris Enhydra web application server
* SSL, SSH, PPTP communications services
Pricing, Availability and Support
The suggested price for single licenses to Caldera's OpenLinux
Workstation with Support is $99, and licenses to Caldera's OpenLinux
Workstation are $59 each. Both product lines include a 60-day Caldera
Volution Online subscription.
Caldera OpenLinux Workstation licenses are available through Caldera's
distributors, Caldera's Developer Network, OEMs, and Professional Services.
Licenses may be purchased by ordering online at
http://shop.caldera.com/caldera/gsummary.jsp, faxing a purchase order to
Gina Boll at 831-427-7944, or emailing email@example.com.
For more information about Caldera OpenLinux Workstation, release
3.1 dial 1-888-GoLinux or visit http://www.caldera.com/products/workstation.
Caldera International, Inc.
Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with
Linux for Business." Caldera specializes in the development, deployment and
management of UNIX and Linux-based clients and servers. Based in Orem, UT,
Caldera has offices and 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on
Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com.
Caldera , OpenLinux and Caldera Volution are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Caldera International, 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.
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
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 product(s) 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; unenforceability of various Open Source
licenses; 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 10-Q.
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