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LWN: Ransom Love Interview and Caldera Systems, Inc at Comdex Fall 2000

Nov 22, 2000, 00:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Forrest Cook, Rebecca Sobol)

"After touring the booth, we went to a small room behind the LBE exhibit hall to interview Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera Systems Inc (CALD). We were joined by David McCrabb, Caldera president."

"LWN: Could you give us an overview of Caldera Systems, Inc?"

"RL: If you look at Caldera, our whole focus has been on business, on how to make Linux a more viable comprehensive business solution. That's one of the reasons we acquired SCO. We intend to use Linux not just as a web server or a client workstation. We ask, how can we get Linux to be embraced by the entire business community and become a viable total alternative to the Microsoft environment?"

"The compatibilities between SCO Unix and Linux are very high. Unix and Linux are not competitive technologies at all. Unix is being deployed as a database and back office solution, but not so much in networking. One out of three web servers is running Linux. If you combine those two operating systems with a common application environment, businesses can have a single environment from the client to the database, and can develop for a single environment. That's one of the things we were looking at with the acquisition of SCO."

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