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ZDNetUK: Caldera on proprietary trail [with Volution management tool]

Jan 20, 2001, 22:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Loney)

"Caldera Systems, last week, launched its first major Linux application built on proprietary code, at the same time announcing plans to charge licence fees more commonly seen with traditional software."

"The move reflects a growing trend among Linux distributors to develop proprietary code to differentiate themselves."

"Caldera's Volution is a Linux management solution designed to reduce the cost of installing and running Linux systems. It lets administrators use policies and profiles to manage thousands of Linux systems, without having to individually manage or touch each one. Pricing has been set at $2,995 (£2,000) for a base setup, able to manage 10 workstations or servers, with extra licences costing $149 (£100) each."

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