Caldera Systems(R) Previews New Company - Caldera International - At CeBIT With Industry Support

New Company First to Unify UNIX(R) With Linux(R) for Business

And Pioneers Develop-on, Deploy-on, Management Product Roadmap



Mar 26, 2001, 00:00 ET from Caldera Systems, Inc.

    HANOVER, Germany, CeBIT, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldera Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   CALD) today announced the debut of Caldera International, the name of
 the new company after the completion of the acquisition of The Santa Cruz
 Operation, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq:   SCOC) Server Software and Professional Services
 divisions by Caldera Systems, Inc. expected the second calendar quarter.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010109/LATU087LOGO-a )
     As reflected in the Caldera mission statement, the new Caldera
 International will focus on three distinct areas, "...to help all businesses
 and customers interested in developing, deploying and managing Linux and
 unified UNIX platforms."  The new company will provide unified UNIX and Linux
 products on Intel architecture with global sales, services, support and
 training to companies of any size.
     "The goal of Caldera Systems from its inception was to make Linux the
 alternative business platform in the industry," said Ransom Love, president
 and CEO of Caldera Systems.  "To achieve this goal we knew we needed a
 comprehensive Develop-on, Deploy-on and Manage strategy -- a strategy that
 some Linux companies are now trying to brand as their own.  Over the last
 seven months, since announcing our intent to acquire SCO's server and
 professional services divisions, we have worked to jointly develop and deploy
 integrated products and solutions that allow us to unify UNIX with Linux to
 provide this alternative platform.  Today, we are proud to preview our
 accomplishments."
     "As a leading Linux for Business company, Caldera has significantly
 enhanced its industry position in a short period of time," said George
 Paolini, vice president of technology evangelism and marketing, Sun
 Microsystems(TM).  "The company has substantially contributed to the
 advancement of the powerful union of Java(TM) technology and Linux and brought
 its rich experience in developing open source solutions to the broad developer
 community through such programs as the Java Community Process (JCP)(SM).
 Unifying UNIX with its Linux for Business focus makes for a solid foundation
 on which the new Caldera International will be built."
     "Novell(R) stands behind the new Caldera International," said Blake
 Modersitzki, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances for Novell, the
 leading provider of Net services software.  "Novell's eDirectory provides a
 fully developed and powerful directory service for Caldera's key products.  We
 believe the pending acquisition will strengthen Caldera's maturity and
 infrastructure, providing even greater enterprise-level solutions."
     "As the leading provider of application development and deployment
 products for Linux, Borland(R) is pleased to be a partner with Caldera
 International," said Ted Shelton, chief strategy officer of Borland Software
 Corporation.  "The new Caldera International will create an important focal
 point for enterprise use of Linux, and together we can provide corporations
 with a complete solution for developing and deploying world class applications
 on Linux."
     "As one of SCO's largest customers worldwide, Bavarian Motor Works (BMW)
 has tremendous confidence in the new Caldera International," said Dr. Mueller,
 European director of BMW.  "We are currently purchasing licenses for the
 newest release of SCO Open Server 5 licenses to upgrade existing motor testing
 applications to the new generation of tester systems.  We believe that Caldera
 International's strategy of unifying UNIX with Linux for business will grow
 the market for both technologies."
     In a CeBIT press conference today, the proposed executives of the new
 company: Ransom Love, CEO; Dave McCrabb, COO; and Drew Spencer, CTO, outlined
 the new Caldera International branding and the Unifying UNIX with Linux for
 Business product roadmaps.  For more industry reaction to this announcement
 please visit http://www.caldera.com/partners/industry/quotes.html.
 
     Caldera Systems, Inc.
     Founded in 1998 by Ransom Love, Caldera Systems (Nasdaq:   CALD) is a "Linux
 for Business" leader.  Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on,
 Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers.  Based in
 Orem, UT, Caldera has offices and 1000+ resellers worldwide.  For more
 information on Caldera products and services, visit
 http://www.calderasystems.com.
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
     With headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. is
 comprised of three independent divisions -- Tarantella, Inc., the Server
 Software Division, and the Professional Services Division.  The Server
 Software Division is a leading provider of UNIX server operating systems.
 Tarantella, Inc. promotes a range of software technologies and products that
 web-enable any application instantly, for access by users anywhere.  The
 Professional Services Division helps organizations create and deploy
 personalized IT strategies.  The three divisions sell and support their
 products and services through a worldwide network of distributors, resellers,
 systems integrators, and OEMs.  Please visit www.sco.com  and
 www.tarantella.com for more information.
 
     Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera Systems, Inc.  All other
 products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks,
 registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S.
 and/or other countries.
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, UnixWare and Tarantella are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the USA and other
 countries.  Sun Microsystems and Java are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
     UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
 other countries.
 
     Forward Looking Statements
     The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements,
 including statements relating to the pending sale of SCO's Server Software and
 Professional Services divisions to Caldera Systems, Inc., that involve risks
 and uncertainties.  Caldera and SCO ("the Companies") wish to advise readers
 and investors that a number of important factors could cause actual results to
 differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  Those factors
 include SCO and Caldera shareholders not approving the transaction, conditions
 to the merger not being satisfied or waived, the failure of the products
 described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some
 platforms or other defects; the Companies' reliance on developers in the open
 source community; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of
 those technologies; the Companies' ability to compete effectively with other
 companies; failure of the Companies' brands to achieve the broad recognition
 necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public license; the
 Companies' reliance on third party developers of components of their software
 offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights;
 and disruption in the Companies' distribution sales channel.  These and other
 factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also
 discussed in the Companies' filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including their recent filings on Form 10-Q.
 
 

SOURCE Caldera Systems, Inc.
    HANOVER, Germany, CeBIT, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldera Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   CALD) today announced the debut of Caldera International, the name of
 the new company after the completion of the acquisition of The Santa Cruz
 Operation, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq:   SCOC) Server Software and Professional Services
 divisions by Caldera Systems, Inc. expected the second calendar quarter.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010109/LATU087LOGO-a )
     As reflected in the Caldera mission statement, the new Caldera
 International will focus on three distinct areas, "...to help all businesses
 and customers interested in developing, deploying and managing Linux and
 unified UNIX platforms."  The new company will provide unified UNIX and Linux
 products on Intel architecture with global sales, services, support and
 training to companies of any size.
     "The goal of Caldera Systems from its inception was to make Linux the
 alternative business platform in the industry," said Ransom Love, president
 and CEO of Caldera Systems.  "To achieve this goal we knew we needed a
 comprehensive Develop-on, Deploy-on and Manage strategy -- a strategy that
 some Linux companies are now trying to brand as their own.  Over the last
 seven months, since announcing our intent to acquire SCO's server and
 professional services divisions, we have worked to jointly develop and deploy
 integrated products and solutions that allow us to unify UNIX with Linux to
 provide this alternative platform.  Today, we are proud to preview our
 accomplishments."
     "As a leading Linux for Business company, Caldera has significantly
 enhanced its industry position in a short period of time," said George
 Paolini, vice president of technology evangelism and marketing, Sun
 Microsystems(TM).  "The company has substantially contributed to the
 advancement of the powerful union of Java(TM) technology and Linux and brought
 its rich experience in developing open source solutions to the broad developer
 community through such programs as the Java Community Process (JCP)(SM).
 Unifying UNIX with its Linux for Business focus makes for a solid foundation
 on which the new Caldera International will be built."
     "Novell(R) stands behind the new Caldera International," said Blake
 Modersitzki, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances for Novell, the
 leading provider of Net services software.  "Novell's eDirectory provides a
 fully developed and powerful directory service for Caldera's key products.  We
 believe the pending acquisition will strengthen Caldera's maturity and
 infrastructure, providing even greater enterprise-level solutions."
     "As the leading provider of application development and deployment
 products for Linux, Borland(R) is pleased to be a partner with Caldera
 International," said Ted Shelton, chief strategy officer of Borland Software
 Corporation.  "The new Caldera International will create an important focal
 point for enterprise use of Linux, and together we can provide corporations
 with a complete solution for developing and deploying world class applications
 on Linux."
     "As one of SCO's largest customers worldwide, Bavarian Motor Works (BMW)
 has tremendous confidence in the new Caldera International," said Dr. Mueller,
 European director of BMW.  "We are currently purchasing licenses for the
 newest release of SCO Open Server 5 licenses to upgrade existing motor testing
 applications to the new generation of tester systems.  We believe that Caldera
 International's strategy of unifying UNIX with Linux for business will grow
 the market for both technologies."
     In a CeBIT press conference today, the proposed executives of the new
 company: Ransom Love, CEO; Dave McCrabb, COO; and Drew Spencer, CTO, outlined
 the new Caldera International branding and the Unifying UNIX with Linux for
 Business product roadmaps.  For more industry reaction to this announcement
 please visit http://www.caldera.com/partners/industry/quotes.html.
 
     Caldera Systems, Inc.
     Founded in 1998 by Ransom Love, Caldera Systems (Nasdaq:   CALD) is a "Linux
 for Business" leader.  Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on,
 Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers.  Based in
 Orem, UT, Caldera has offices and 1000+ resellers worldwide.  For more
 information on Caldera products and services, visit
 http://www.calderasystems.com.
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
     With headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. is
 comprised of three independent divisions -- Tarantella, Inc., the Server
 Software Division, and the Professional Services Division.  The Server
 Software Division is a leading provider of UNIX server operating systems.
 Tarantella, Inc. promotes a range of software technologies and products that
 web-enable any application instantly, for access by users anywhere.  The
 Professional Services Division helps organizations create and deploy
 personalized IT strategies.  The three divisions sell and support their
 products and services through a worldwide network of distributors, resellers,
 systems integrators, and OEMs.  Please visit www.sco.com  and
 www.tarantella.com for more information.
 
     Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera Systems, Inc.  All other
 products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks,
 registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S.
 and/or other countries.
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, UnixWare and Tarantella are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the USA and other
 countries.  Sun Microsystems and Java are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
     UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
 other countries.
 
     Forward Looking Statements
     The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements,
 including statements relating to the pending sale of SCO's Server Software and
 Professional Services divisions to Caldera Systems, Inc., that involve risks
 and uncertainties.  Caldera and SCO ("the Companies") wish to advise readers
 and investors that a number of important factors could cause actual results to
 differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  Those factors
 include SCO and Caldera shareholders not approving the transaction, conditions
 to the merger not being satisfied or waived, the failure of the products
 described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some
 platforms or other defects; the Companies' reliance on developers in the open
 source community; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of
 those technologies; the Companies' ability to compete effectively with other
 companies; failure of the Companies' brands to achieve the broad recognition
 necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public license; the
 Companies' reliance on third party developers of components of their software
 offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights;
 and disruption in the Companies' distribution sales channel.  These and other
 factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also
 discussed in the Companies' filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including their recent filings on Form 10-Q.
 
 SOURCE  Caldera Systems, Inc.