SCO Unveils SCO Linux 4.0, Powered by UnitedLinux Stable, Reliable Linux Platform Backed With Guaranteed Support From Trusted

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    LAS VEGAS, Comdex, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 The SCO(R) Group (SCO) (Nasdaq:   SCOX), in coordination with the
 UnitedLinux 1.0 launch at Comdex, today announced the release of SCO
 Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux.  SCO Linux 4.0 is a high-quality Linux
 operating system designed for mission-critical business applications, with
 guaranteed stability, security and worldwide support from SCO.  SCO Linux 4.0
 is based on UnitedLinux 1.0, the core standards-based Linux operating system
 co-developed in an industry initiative to streamline Linux development and
 certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux.  SCO Linux 4.0,
 powered by UnitedLinux, provides customers with the base UnitedLinux operating
 system as well as the additional software, support and services from SCO that
 customers need to successfully run Linux in business environments.
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     "SCO understands that for any operating system to be commercially viable,
 especially Linux, it needs a well-defined roadmap from a trusted supplier, who
 is committed to and capable of supporting it," said Andy Nagle, director of
 SCO Linux products.  "SCO is uniquely qualified to make the UnitedLinux
 platform viable for business because of its proven track record in
 successfully building, deploying and supporting stable operating platforms for
 more than 23 years.  SCO Linux 4.0 is built upon SCO's traditional combination
 of top OS platform technology, and support and service features that customers
 can rely on to support critical business environments."
     "Because Linux is built on ideas and components from so many parties and
 is so widely distributed, the issue of support and reliability is still a key
 concern of customers and vendors," said Judy Chavis, worldwide Linux director,
 HP industry standard servers.  "Built on a secure set of unified LSB compliant
 standards by UnitedLinux and with full support offerings from SCO, SCO Linux
 4.0 offers our customers another strong Linux platform choice for their
 worldwide Linux deployments."
     "For hardware and software vendors, it has become an increasingly
 difficult task to certify their products across the many distributions of
 Linux.  SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, can help vendors overcome that
 obstacle by providing widespread application support across the base of
 UnitedLinux distributions," said Bill Claybrook, research director for Linux
 and UNIX at Aberdeen Group.  "This in turn benefits IT departments by
 providing them with greater choice and support as they deploy Linux."
     SCO Linux 4.0 is an ideal platform to support small to medium businesses
 and replicated branch sites such as retail store operations, hotel chains and
 banks.  In these environments, operational efficiency and flexibility to
 respond to new customer demands are essential.  SCO Linux 4.0 provides these
 qualities with the support and experience of a trusted supplier.
 
     SCO Linux 4.0 Features and Support
     SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, adds several features and support
 services:
 
      *  As an enterprise-class, industry-standard Linux operating system,
         UnitedLinux provides a single, uniform Platform for application
         development, certification and deployment, and allows Linux vendors,
         Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Independent Hardware Vendors
         (IHVs) to support a single Linux offering rather than many different
         versions.  SCO offers certification services that will be accepted as
         support across all distributions of the "powered by UnitedLinux"
         family.
 
      *  Stability with SCO's commitment to operating system quality and
         continuous operating system uptime, worldwide support and 12-18 month
         release cycles.  This stable, predictable maintenance and support
         schedule makes SCO Linux 4.0 a smart choice for business IT needs.
 
      *  Award-winning support services are available from SCO for tasks
         including install, configuration support and 24x7 emergency response.
         SCO has a presence in more than 82 countries and can provide local
         language support worldwide.  SCO's dedicated engineering services
         organization provides experienced support for UNIX, all other Linux
         platforms powered by UnitedLinux, as well as all RPM-based Linux
         distributions.
 
      *  Maintenance is guaranteed with every copy of SCO Linux 4.0.  Each
         release of SCO Linux will be maintained for a minimum of two years,
         and SCO has a dedicated team of escalations engineers to work on fixes
         for the UnitedLinux platform.  Maintenance includes notification of
         security patches and other critical upgrade information.
 
      *  Customized Linux solutions are available through SCO's channel of more
         than 16,000 resellers.  SCO's partners and resellers are willing to
         partner with OEMs to sell SCO-based solutions.  SCO can incorporate
         the support of UnitedLinux into existing Engineering Services
         agreements providing a one-stop-shop for OEM customers requiring
         representation with SCO and the UnitedLinux development teams.
 
      *  Certified Training on UnitedLinux is available from SCO and SCO
         authorized education partners using award-winning SCO education
         materials.
 
     To read what the industry is saying about SCO Linux, please visit
 www.sco.com/company/press/quotes/scolinux.html .
 
      Pricing and Availability
      SCO Linux 4.0 is available today in four different editions:
 
      SCO Linux 4.0 Server, powered by UnitedLinux Base Edition--$599
      *  Includes SCO Update maintenance service
 
      SCO Linux 4.0 Server, powered by UnitedLinux Classic Edition--$699
      *  Includes unlimited installation and configuration technical support
         incidents via phone, Web or email for one year; SCO Update Service;
         five business hour response; designated technical support contacts;
         and Online Service Manager which includes access to current product
         technical articles and patches, ability to submit service requests
         online, and online support activity and status
 
      SCO Linux 4.0 Server, powered by UnitedLinux Business Edition--$1249
      *  Includes unlimited technical support incidents via phone, Web or email
         for one year; SCO Update Service; three business hour response;
         designated technical support contacts; Online Service Manager (same
         access as Classic Edition)
 
      SCO Linux 4.0 Server, powered by UnitedLinux Enterprise Edition--$2199
      *  Includes unlimited technical support incidents via phone, Web or email
         for one year; SCO Update Service; one business hour response during
         regular business hours; designated technical support contacts;
         24x7 after-hours emergency service telephone support; Administrative
         Account Manager; Office Service Manager (same access as Classic
         Edition)
 
     About SCO
     The SCO Group (Nasdaq:   SCOX), formerly called Caldera International,
 provides "Powerful Choices" for businesses through its UNIX, Linux and
 Volution product lines and services.  Based in Lindon, UT, SCO has
 representation in 82 countries and 16,000+ resellers worldwide.  SCO Global
 Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and
 customers.  For more information on SCO products and services, visit
 http://www.sco.com .
 
     SCO 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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