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Caldera Changes Name to the SCO Group, Plans SCO Linux 4.0

Aug 26, 2002, 17:00 (17 Talkback[s])

Caldera International, Inc. today announced it will change its name to The SCO Group (SCO) upon shareholder approval and will change the name of Caldera OpenLinux to SCO Linux as of version 4.0, due out this Fall.

The new name draws upon the company's significant brand recognition in its SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare product lines. In addition, the renaming enables solution providers to use the strength of the SCO brand when selling Linux solutions, including SCO's Linux based product powered by UnitedLinux to be released later this year.

"The name change to SCO from Caldera builds on a strong market position which we will extend as we reinvent the SCO brand," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, SCO. "For more than two decades, the SCO name has been synonymous with reliability, stability and cost efficiency. Now, the coexistence and collaboration of UNIX and Linux systems from a single source offers our customers and channel partners a powerful choice of solutions, backed by a name that powers millions of servers around the world - SCO."

"The SCO name change carries over to current Caldera branded solutions:

  • Caldera OpenLinux becomes SCO Linux powered by UnitedLinux
  • Caldera Open UNIX becomes SCO UnixWare
  • The Caldera Partner Program becomes TeamSCO
  • Caldera Global Services becomes SCO Global Services

SCO OpenServer will retain its name. In addition, it is anticipated that the company will adopt SCOX as the new trading symbol for its common stock.

The company also used its GeoFORUM conference to introduce new versions of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7, SCO UnixWare 7.1.3, and SCO Linux 4.0.

SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, is a joint development effort from SCO, Conectiva, SuSE and Turbolinux. The UnitedLinux companies produced the first closed pre-release beta in early August and expect to have an open beta available in late September. UnitedLinux has received broad industry support from partners such as AMD, Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Intel, and many others. The first version of SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, is expected to be available in November.

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