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ZDNet: Dawn Of The Linux Age: Caldera Close To Buying SCO Unix

Jul 19, 2000, 12:40 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"SCO Unix weathered the Intel Unix wars of the 1980s and early 1990s. SCO Unix survived Microsoft Windows. What SCO Unix may not have been able to survive on its own, though, was Linux."

"The result? Caldera Systems (Nasdaq: CALD), a leading Linux distributor, is on the verge of buying SCO's Server--aka, Unix--division for a price expected to be north of $70 million in stock, according to multiple sources claiming familiarity with terms of the deal-in-progress."

"If the deal goes through, Caldera will become the proud owner of the operating system that made SCO: its Unix system, SCO OpenServer 5. Caldera also will get UnixWare 7.0, which is one of the foundation technologies for Project Monterey, the IBM-SCO version of Unix that the two are targeting at Intel's Itanium processor. In addition, Caldera is set to obtain Vision2K, SCO's technology for bringing Network File System (NFS), terminal emulation, and X-Window applications to Microsoft Windows environments."

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