New Tarantella Enterprise 3 Now Available for Download and Evaluation New Version of Tarantella Web-Enabling Software Ships on

Website, Provides New Features and Benefits for Users and Asps

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarantella, Inc., a wholly
 owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SCOC), announced
 today web-based shipments of Tarantella Enterprise 3 and Enterprise 3 ASP
 Edition web-enabling software. The new products are immediately available via
 the Internet through a free 60-day trial offering
 ( ).
     The new Tarantella Enterprise 3 software provides users with significant
 improvements and refinements over previous editions of the award-winning
 web-enabling software, while maintaining all the benefits and features of the
 Tarantella Enterprise II edition.  Never before has it been so easy for users
 to access their applications through a web browser.
     "The industry response to Tarantella Enterprise 3 has been tremendous,"
 said Mike Orr, president of Tarantella, Inc. "Clearly, this is what the market
 has been waiting for. This new edition enables customers to support up to four
 times as many concurrent users than with Tarantella Enterprise II."
     Key New Features in Tarantella Enterprise 3
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 software is designed to support up to 1,000 users
 per server.  Up to 50 servers can be combined into a single array to
 intelligently balance the server load across geographically dispersed
 networks, providing improved scalability and application performance. In
 addition, this release runs on Linux servers; introduces an integrated
 AS/400 connectivity pack; and delivers enhanced connectivity for Apple
 Macintosh clients, extending the range of servers, clients and applications
     The ASP Edition includes all the features of the Tarantella Enterprise 3
 software, but has additional benefits designed to meet the needs of
 Application Service Providers (ASPs). The Tarantella Enterprise 3 Starter Pack
 includes a flexible purchase or rental plan, training, enhanced support, and
 startup services.
     Praise for Tarantella Enterprise 3
     "Compaq uses Tarantella's software to provide major telecom customers,
 such as MCI WorldCom, with web access to its Telecommunications Management
 Information Platform (TeMIP)," said Jacques Conand, Product Manager for TeMIP,
 Compaq Corporation. "This new release of the Tarantella software eliminates
 the need for additional products to provide web access to Windows applications
 in the TeMIP environment, without modification to the Windows application."
     "Hewlett Packard is impressed with the business benefits offered by SCO's
 new Tarantella product," said Maria Cannon, general manager for HP's
 Enterprise NetServer Division. "Tarantella Enterprise 3 software will allow
 our customers to leverage the power of their HP NetServer systems to publish
 applications throughout the enterprise at a lower cost."
     "Enterprise 3 is optimized for large-scale application deployment," said
 independent consultant Richard Ross. "The architecture is an advantage because
 it provides a fully integrated, one-stop solution, which includes
 multi-platform integration.  Any company not considering Tarantella
 Enterprise 3 is at a competitive disadvantage."
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 and Enterprise 3 ASP Edition web-enabling software
 are available now for download at .
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation,
 Inc., provides web-enabling software technologies connecting clients,
 server-based applications, and networks. The Tarantella product line includes
 Tarantella Enterprise 3 for large companies and organizations, Tarantella
 Enterprise 3 ASP Edition for Application Service Providers, and Tarantella
 Express web-enabling software for workgroup and departmental environments.
 Tarantella products provide access to Microsoft Windows system, mainframe,
 AS/400, Linux and UNIX applications, and are available today for all popular
 RISC and Intel processor-based UNIX servers and selected Linux servers. For
 more information, see .
     NOTE:  The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, Tarantella, Enterprise 3,
 Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, Enterprise II, Express, and the Tarantella logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the
 USA and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in
 the USA and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft
 Corporation in the USA and other countries. AS/400 is a registered trademark
 of International Business Machines Corporation in the USA and other countries.
 Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the USA and other
 countries. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and
 are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

SOURCE Tarantella, Inc.

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