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Caldera To Users: "Caldera is as committed to Linux as it has ever been."Feb 26, 2001, 21:07 (3 Talkback[s])
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Subject: Caldera's Commitment to Linx Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 12:54:19 -0700 From: Porter Olsen <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org All, Several comments have been made on this list regarding Caldera's commitment to Linux. These comments have mostly stemmed from a recent article and certain statements made by one anonymous Caldera employee. Unfortunately, these statements may have led some to believe that Caldera's decision to stop selling it's products through retail channels means that Caldera is no longer going to be selling Linux products at all. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Caldera is as committed to Linux as it has ever been. To that end, please use the statement below as Caldera's official position. "Caldera Systems assures the Linux community that we are not pulling out of Linux - more specifically that our OpenLinux workstation and server products will continue. What will change is where we focus our sales efforts. Caldera's focus has always been "Linux for business." With the pending acquisition of the Professional Services and Server Software divisions of The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) we will unify UNIX and Linux for business. This business focus means selling our products through the channel and OEMs. In fact, it's an important reason why we view the SCO acquisition as strategic. SCO has a strong presence in the channel. When the acquisition is complete we will have a combined Linux and UNIX channel of over 22,000 resellers. At this time we are expending significant resources developing OpenLinux workstation and server solutions that incorporate the 2.4 kernel. Given our business focus, the 2.4 kernel integrations in our workstation and server solutions will continue to demonstrate our commitment to stability, ease-of-use and manageability. Just as we did with the recently released Caldera Volution, there will be open beta periods for our OpenLinux workstation and server products. To download the products during open beta periods please visit http://www.calderasystems.com/products/beta/. Our server product is in closed beta at this time. Both products will be available through the channel and OEMs. In addition, the workstation will be available for purchase from the Caldera Systems Web site at http://www.caldera.com. Nancy Pomeroy Director of Corporate Communication Caldera Systems, Inc.
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