SCO Announces Milestones for SCO OpenServer 6

Company Reports On Initial Adoption, Releases Maintenance Pack 1, Introduces

Education Curriculum Materials and Support Pack Options, and Highlights UNIX

strategy and roadmap

Aug 08, 2005, 01:00 ET from The SCO Group, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, SCO Forum, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc.
 ("SCO") (Nasdaq:   SCOX), owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading
 provider of UNIX-based solutions, today reported on customer adoption of SCO
 OpenServer 6 and released the first maintenance pack, adding multi-core
 processing capabilities to OpenServer.  Additionally, SCO announced the
 availability of education curriculum materials as well as new bundled Support
 and Professional Services for SCO OpenServer 6.  The company also outlined the
 roadmap for its UNIX technology and product line.
     To date, SCO OpenServer 6 has sold thousands of customer licenses
 including many to companies in the Fortune 1000, government agencies and many
 small-to-medium businesses.  SCO resellers have anticipated a high degree of
 interest in the upgrade from their customers due to the product's increased
 performance, support for more powerful hardware and a broader array of
 applications, as well as significant security and stability enhancements.
     "OpenServer 6 provides an almost seamless migration with years of headroom
 built in.  Some customers are experiencing a tenfold increase in performance,"
 said Dave Ramgren, division vice president, BIS Computer Solutions, Inc., a
 SCO reseller partner.  "We can confidently encourage other OpenServer
 customers to upgrade to SCO OpenServer 6.  The process of integration and
 configuration is efficient and a low risk for customers."
     Maintenance Pack 1
     Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1) for SCO OpenServer 6 includes the added support
 and functionality for multi-core processing capabilities, a key technology
 that helps servers complete multiple tasks using one integrated circuit or
 chip.  Once installed, the maintenance pack will automatically detect and
 immediately begin utilizing multiple-core processors on a server.  The company
 will not require a customer to obtain additional CPU licenses for their use of
 the multi-core processing technology.
     In addition to the multi-core processing upgrades, MP1 also includes
 upgrades to the latest version of the Mozilla browser (version 1.7.10), as
 well as upgrades to the included Java and Web Services technologies.
     New SCO OpenServer 6 Education Curriculum
     SCO has recently introduced education materials to provide assistance to
 system administrators on using SCO OpenServer 6.  The curriculum is available
 in three volumes, including System Administration I, System Administration II
 and Network Administration.  The materials are conveniently available for
 purchase on media of choice:  as a downloadable PDF, on a CD-ROM, in printed
 manual form, or a combination of all three.  For a more detailed description
 on all the SCO OpenServer 6 education materials and for information on
 ordering, visit
     New SCO OpenServer 6 Support Bundles Available
     SCO this week also announced the availability of new customer support
 services bundled with the product that provide discounted customer support
 when purchased with new, upgrade or trade-in licenses of SCO OpenServer 6.  In
 addition to having two authorized technical contacts and four business hour
 response times for all versions of SCO OpenServer 6, customers have the option
 of purchasing 24 x 7 emergency services, one business hour response times, and
 various other support features.
     New SCO OpenServer 6 Implementation Services
     SCO also announced recently the immediate availability of Implementation
 Services for OpenServer 6.  Consisting of four packages designed to ensure an
 efficient transition to the SCO OpenServer 6 platform:
      *  Assessment Service
      *  Porting Service
      *  Deployment Service
      *  Training Service
     These services may be purchased as a package or a la carte.  Special
 pricing is available for purchases of multiple packages.
     For a limited time, all SCO channel partners can increase their services
 profit margin to 30 percent.  The new profit margin will apply to any new
 sales of support offerings from call packs, including professional services
 and consulting.  For more information on all of these services offerings,
 customers and resellers can call 1-800-726-6561.
     Ongoing UNIX Strategy and Roadmap
     SCO's ongoing UNIX strategy and roadmap will focus on a powerful new
 product code-named Project Fusion.  Based on the new 64bit UNIX SVR6 kernel
 technology, Project Fusion will deliver an Operating System for the Internet
 age.  Project Fusion will also integrate server virtualization capabilities in
 the kernel, thus providing an ecosystem of application runtime.  The UnixWare
 and OpenServer customers will benefit from a larger pool of applications and
 makes the vision of a larger market a reality to solution providers.
     "With the completion of Project Legend and thereby recent release of
 OpenServer 6, all of our development efforts are now streamlined on a single
 common source base and are geared towards innovation," said Sandy Gupta, chief
 technology officer, The SCO Group.  "Project Fusion should prove to be another
 fantastic product from The SCO Group.  Its ability to support both 32 and
 64-bit processing power will provide customers with the ability to take
 advantage of the new and emerging 64-bit hardware technologies when it is
 released," said Bob Ungraetti, president, Garett Group Inc.  "It's nice to see
 that SCO is also furthering its UNIX System V technology.  UNIX SVR6
 technology applied in Fusion completes the modern operating system allowing
 users to run an array of applications on mature technology that has been
 developed for decades with a proven track record of stability and
     SCO plans to provide the first public demonstrations of Project Fusion
 during 2006.  Pricing for the product will be announced as the product gets
 closer to shipping.  Further information about the upcoming Project Fusion
 beta program and product release will be available at
     About SCO
     The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SCOX) helps millions of customers to grow
 their businesses everyday.  Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide
 network of thousands of resellers and developers.  SCO Global Services
 provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers.
 For more information on SCO products and services, visit
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 or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of,
 their respective owners.
     Forward-looking statements
     The statements contained in this press release regarding (i) the creation
 of Project Fusion, (ii) the planned demonstration of Project Fusion, and
 (iii) the expected capabilities of Project Fusion and anticipated customer
 benefits and other effects of introducing Project Fusion that are not
 historical fact are forward-looking statements and are made under the safe
 harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 These statements are based on management's current expectations and are
 subject to risks and uncertainties.  Actual future results and trends may
 differ materially from historical results or those projected in any
 forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors.  These factors
 include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to bring Project Fusion
 to the marketplace and the operating effectiveness of Project Fusion as well
 as other factors more fully discussed in the Company's current and periodic
 reports filed from time to time by The SCO Group, Inc. with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.  These forward
 looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are
 made, and The SCO Group, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update such
 statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after such date.

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