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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..."

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