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Smart Partner: Another Linux (Ransom) Love Feast; Caldera's Plans for Linux and SCO Unixware

Feb 08, 2001, 19:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"UnixWare stumbled under three previous owners. But its latest caretaker, Caldera International CEO Ransom Love, plans to show the operating system plenty of affection. Love is working to clearly articulate how partners will benefit, as Caldera builds more bridges between its flagship Linux products and UnixWare."

"For instance, Caldera will make UnixWare binary-compatible with Linux, allowing UnixWare customers to run Linux applications, Love says. On the flip side, Caldera Linux will gain UnixWare's best enterprise and database management features. These include large file system support, asynchronous input/output (I/O), the UnixWare API, extended developer kit and multipath I/0."

"Caldera executives say partners should expect a new product-branding strategy. Specifically, Caldera's platforms will be branded by functionality (database server, Web server, etc.) instead of by operating system. The partner push will involve cross-selling and cross-development between the UnixWare and Linux communities."

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