LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch: SCO Linux 4--Ready for the Big Time
Jan 13, 2003, 19:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"SCO, formerly Caldera, have taken the lead in bringing
UnitedLinux consortium's UnitedLinux server operating system to the
reseller market. And, that's big news. SCO Linux 4, SCO's version
of UnitedLinux 1.0, may not look that different from OpenLinux. In
fact, it really just looks like a typical-albeit stripped down to
the vital server basics-Linux server distribution. Which, when you
get down to it, is exactly what it is. But, that's the point...
"That's not to say SCO Linux 4 isn't really Linux. It's Linux
from top to bottom with a 2.4.19 kernel, KDE 3.03 and BIND 9. For
the server trimmings it comes with up to date (as of January 2003)
server programs like Apache, Samba, and NFS. SCO Linux 4.0 also
comes with such mail essentials as Sendmail and Postfix and such
developer necessities as gcc, cpp, and Tomcat.
"If, however, you're looking for a Linux with multiple Web
server choices and every last new Linux program known to
Freshmeat.net, you're looking at the wrong distribution. SCO Linux
4 contains the most popular business Linux software choices and
that's about it..."