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NetworkWorld: A new Linux distribution from an old company [SCO]

Jul 17, 2000, 15:31 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)


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"In releasing its own Linux flavor, SCO has gone with what it knows: an Intel-based, Unix-like operating system. And with the proliferation of Linux as a server operating system, SCO's transformation into a Linux company appears to be a good move. According to IDC, SCO currently ships more Unix than anyone else. However, the research firm also predicts that combined Linux shipments will surpass combined Unix shipments worldwide by next year."

"While full details about SCO's version of Linux are not available, it has been reported that the distribution will be come with advances in clustering and symmetric multiprocessing, as well as improvements in security and remote server management."

"According to SCO, the new distribution will be available in the fall. The company plans to offer both 32- and 64-bit versions of Linux, in anticipation of Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor, also due out in the fourth quarter."

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