World's Largest Restaurant Food Chain Planning Migration to Latest
OpenServer Platform in Over 4,000 Stores; Caldera OS Increases Networking
Capabilities and Reduces Costs
OREM, UT-July 30, 2001- Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the
global leader in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business," today announced
that McDonald's Corporation will migrate more than 4,000 stores to run on
Caldera's OpenServer Release 5 platform over the next two years.
McDonald's implementation of OpenServer will assist in relaying data from
the stores' point-of-sale machines to McDonald's corporate headquarters, as
well as provide access to corporate applications. OpenServer also helps
McDonald's reduce costs by allowing the use of less expensive hardware and
enabling the networking and speed provided by newer hardware.
"The everyday business of a McDonald's restaurant requires a stable
operating system that can give round-the-clock performance," said John Doty,
Director of US Information Technology for McDonald's Corporation's Store
Systems. "We are very pleased with the performance of OpenServer. Caldera's
platform has provided us with a very stable and reliable system. Caldera
OpenServer has been a dependable platform for thousands of McDonald's
restaurants over the past 10 years and we're looking forward to migrating
our restaurants to the current version."
"The McDonald's installation defines what many customers experience every
day with Caldera OpenServer," said Drew Spencer, CTO of Caldera. "Caldera's
products provide our customers with reliable, stable solutions that do not
need to be rebooted or have major maintenance done to the OS for months or
- Provides stable and reliable access to McDonald's corporate data centers.
- Reduces costs of implementing new hardware when compared with alternative
- Dramatically cuts operating system maintenance needs
- Allows Web access and improved networking capabilities.
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 10,000+ resellers worldwide.
For more information on Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com
Caldera is a registered trademark 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
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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; unenforceability of the GNU general public
license; 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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