IBM DB2 Version 8.1 Certified on SCO Linux 4.0, Powered by UnitedLinux SCO Linux 4.0 Is Now Certified to Ensure Complete Capability With

IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 8.1

    LINDON, Utah, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO(R) Group (SCO)
 (Nasdaq:   SCOX), a leading provider of Linux and UNIX business software
 solutions, today announced that SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, has
 been certified with the latest edition of IBM DB2, Version 8.1.  This
 certification allows companies using SCO Linux to simplify and automate many
 of the tasks associated with maintaining their database systems.
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     SCO Linux 4.0 is a high-quality Linux operating system designed for
 mission-critical business applications and provides customers with the base
 UnitedLinux operating system that customers need to successfully run Linux in
 business environments.  IBM DB2 Version 8.1 is a self-managing and self-tuning
 relational database management system, strong enough to meet the demands of
 large corporations and flexible enough to serve medium-sized and small
 businesses.  IBM DB2 provides database technology leadership, easing the
 complexity and cost of managing e-business applications, and laying the
 foundation for integrating information across the enterprise.
     IDC anticipates that the market opportunity alone for relational database
 servers on Linux is expected to increase from $30 million in 2000 to
 $3.4 billion in 2004, a compound annual growth rate of 226 percent.  IDC also
 recognized IBM as the worldwide marketshare leader for databases on the Linux
 platform with more than 56 percent of the market.
     "SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, continues to impress our customers
 and partners with its unrivaled dependability and universality as well as its
 price performance.  As the leading relational database management system, IBM
 DB2 Version 8.1 makes SCO Linux an even more viable and valuable operating
 system," said Chris Sontag, senior vice president, SCO Operating Systems
 division.  "SCO Linux with DB2 is sure to meet the needs of the enterprise as
 well as the small-to-medium sized business looking for a secure and reliable
 database solution."
     "IBM is committed to support the efforts of SCO and its UnitedLinux
 partners to enhance the scalability and reliability of Linux for the
 enterprise," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data
 Management Solutions.  "The combination of DB2 and UnitedLinux provides a
 powerful database management and operating system environment that increases
 return on investment, lowers the total of cost of computing and accelerates
 time to value."
     For more information about SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, please
     About SCO
     Founded in 1979, The SCO Group (Nasdaq:   SCOX), helps millions of customers
 in more than 82 countries around the world grow their businesses everyday
 through the company's UNIX, Linux and Windows business solutions.
 Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a network of more than 16,000 resellers
 and 8,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support
 and services to partners and customers.  For more information on SCO products
 and services, visit .
     SCO, SCO Linux and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Caldera International, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
 UNIX and UnixWare, used under an exclusive license, are registered trademarks
 of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.  Linux is a
 registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other brand or product names are
 or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of,
 their respective owners.


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