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ZDNet: New kid on the Linux block: SCO

Jun 13, 2000, 23:22 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)


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"PC Unix stalwart SCO is doing the inevitable -- or the unthinkable, depending on your interpretation. It is expected to field its own Linux operating system release in the fourth quarter of this year...."

"According to sources, among the features slated for the first release of the SCO Linux distribution: standard Linux kernel 2.2.16; enhanced clustering (up to 12+ boxes); enhanced symmetric multiprocessing (up to 32 processors); advanced file and print services for Linux, multiple server management from a single console; integrated backup (via Computer Associates' ArcServeIT) and, as an add-on option, SCO Tarantella application-compatibility middleware...."

"To some, SCO's decision to sell Linux is simply the natural culmination of a number of Linux-related moves the company has made over the past several months. To others, SCO's decision to jump into the Linux fray is little more than an attempt to bolster its sagging Unix revenues."

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