Tarantella Introduces On-Demand Electronic License Delivery

Tarantella, Inc. Unveils buy.tarantella.com Site, Completes Strategy to Move

To Zero-Inventory Distribution



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tarantella, Inc.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
 The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOC), announces availability of
 its 24x7 web-based license and software delivery site for use exclusively by
 contracted channel partners.  The site provides online ordering and instant
 availability of electronic licenses and software.  All Tarantella Enterprise
 3, Tarantella Express and Vision2K product licenses and software maintenance
 are now available globally to Tarantella partners.
     This service builds on more than five years of success in the distribution
 of electronic licenses by SCO to their worldwide channel of over
 100 distributors and 15,000 resellers.  "On-demand electronic licensing makes
 inventory a thing of the past.  Tarantella partners can now reap the benefit
 of zero-inventory through just-in-time delivery of media and licenses from our
 web site," said Edmundo Costa, vice president of World Wide Channel Sales for
 Tarantella, Inc.  "Zero-inventory means the end-user sees better service and
 reduced costs.  This is particularly relevant internationally.  Tarantella
 currently does a significant amount of business outside of the U.S., where the
 challenges inherent in managing channel inventory are even more acute.  By
 eliminating risks and costs in the supply chain we enhance the profitability
 of our partners.  Electronic delivery of software and licenses will allow us
 to scale the Tarantella business rapidly, while avoiding the typical
 over-delivery and under-supply issues that can affect financial performance."
     Web-based license and software delivery comes with other advantages,
 including:
 
     -- Improved levels of service reflect reduced lead times
     -- Licenses can be downloaded immediately for fast, electronic
        redistribution
     -- Paperwork, physical resources and freight costs are eliminated
     -- Costs and capital tied up in physical stocks, storage and inventory
        management are alleviated
     -- Customers can easily stay up-to-date with current software versions
     -- Better and faster time to market
     -- Global 24x7 availability
 
     "We've been able to reduce our license delivery times from weeks to hours,
 or even minutes," said Andreas Jung, General Manager of German distributor,
 eSeSIX GmbH.  "Our ability to be flexible and respond so fast gives us a
 competitive edge and enhances customer satisfaction.  Additionally, we have
 considerably reduced our costs."
     "We are very pleased with the progress Tarantella has made," said
 Robert Homa, Product Manager for US distributor Alternative Technology, Inc.
 "Gone are the days of faxed purchase orders, telephone calls, shipping
 documentation, and customers waiting for the delivery of their product carton.
 Added to this, we do not have to waste time searching through our systems for
 product codes or order history.  The Tarantella site lets us pinpoint what we
 need, search through all available items, or check on our previous orders.
 This makes the job easier."
     "Tarantella is committed to using the latest technologies and to enhance
 partner profitability while improving the end-user customer experience.
 buy.tarantella.com will continue to lead the industry by adding even more
 functionality and services," concluded Costa.
     The buy.tarantella.com site is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day giving
 channel partners the flexibility to order what they want, when they want it.
 
     About eSeSIX GmbH
     Founded in 1989, eSeSIX has served the German market with software,
 hardware and services solutions.  eSeSIX produces its own network terminal
 -- AlphaNet -- and has considerable experience in the enterprise market.  For
 more information go to http://www.esesix-com.de.
 
     About Alternative Technology, Inc.
     Alternative is a leading Thin-Client/Server Computing distributor with a
 focus on LAN, WAN and Internet implementations that integrate voice and data.
 As a technical distributor, Alternative provides its customers with education
 and technical support services to ensure the quality and profitability of all
 of its resellers' installations.  For more information go to:
 http://www.alttech.com.
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation,
 Inc., provides web-enabling software technologies that connect clients,
 server-based applications, and networks.  The Tarantella product line includes
 Tarantella Enterprise 3 software for large companies and organisations,
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition software for Application Service
 Providers, and Tarantella Express software for workgroup and departmental
 environments.  Tarantella products provide access to Microsoft Windows system,
 mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux and UNIX applications, and are available
 today for all popular RISC and Intel processor based UNIX servers and selected
 Linux servers.  The Vision2K suite of products offers Windows to UNIX
 integration, making UNIX applications and data transparently accessible
 directly from Microsoft Windows desktops.  For more information, go to
 www.tarantella.com.
 
     NOTE:  The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, Tarantella Express, Vision2K 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 US and other countries. Windows is a
 registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
 Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US and other
 countries.  AS/400 is a registered trademark of International Business
 Machines Corporation 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.
 
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SOURCE Tarantella, Inc.
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
 The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOC), announces availability of
 its 24x7 web-based license and software delivery site for use exclusively by
 contracted channel partners.  The site provides online ordering and instant
 availability of electronic licenses and software.  All Tarantella Enterprise
 3, Tarantella Express and Vision2K product licenses and software maintenance
 are now available globally to Tarantella partners.
     This service builds on more than five years of success in the distribution
 of electronic licenses by SCO to their worldwide channel of over
 100 distributors and 15,000 resellers.  "On-demand electronic licensing makes
 inventory a thing of the past.  Tarantella partners can now reap the benefit
 of zero-inventory through just-in-time delivery of media and licenses from our
 web site," said Edmundo Costa, vice president of World Wide Channel Sales for
 Tarantella, Inc.  "Zero-inventory means the end-user sees better service and
 reduced costs.  This is particularly relevant internationally.  Tarantella
 currently does a significant amount of business outside of the U.S., where the
 challenges inherent in managing channel inventory are even more acute.  By
 eliminating risks and costs in the supply chain we enhance the profitability
 of our partners.  Electronic delivery of software and licenses will allow us
 to scale the Tarantella business rapidly, while avoiding the typical
 over-delivery and under-supply issues that can affect financial performance."
     Web-based license and software delivery comes with other advantages,
 including:
 
     -- Improved levels of service reflect reduced lead times
     -- Licenses can be downloaded immediately for fast, electronic
        redistribution
     -- Paperwork, physical resources and freight costs are eliminated
     -- Costs and capital tied up in physical stocks, storage and inventory
        management are alleviated
     -- Customers can easily stay up-to-date with current software versions
     -- Better and faster time to market
     -- Global 24x7 availability
 
     "We've been able to reduce our license delivery times from weeks to hours,
 or even minutes," said Andreas Jung, General Manager of German distributor,
 eSeSIX GmbH.  "Our ability to be flexible and respond so fast gives us a
 competitive edge and enhances customer satisfaction.  Additionally, we have
 considerably reduced our costs."
     "We are very pleased with the progress Tarantella has made," said
 Robert Homa, Product Manager for US distributor Alternative Technology, Inc.
 "Gone are the days of faxed purchase orders, telephone calls, shipping
 documentation, and customers waiting for the delivery of their product carton.
 Added to this, we do not have to waste time searching through our systems for
 product codes or order history.  The Tarantella site lets us pinpoint what we
 need, search through all available items, or check on our previous orders.
 This makes the job easier."
     "Tarantella is committed to using the latest technologies and to enhance
 partner profitability while improving the end-user customer experience.
 buy.tarantella.com will continue to lead the industry by adding even more
 functionality and services," concluded Costa.
     The buy.tarantella.com site is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day giving
 channel partners the flexibility to order what they want, when they want it.
 
     About eSeSIX GmbH
     Founded in 1989, eSeSIX has served the German market with software,
 hardware and services solutions.  eSeSIX produces its own network terminal
 -- AlphaNet -- and has considerable experience in the enterprise market.  For
 more information go to http://www.esesix-com.de.
 
     About Alternative Technology, Inc.
     Alternative is a leading Thin-Client/Server Computing distributor with a
 focus on LAN, WAN and Internet implementations that integrate voice and data.
 As a technical distributor, Alternative provides its customers with education
 and technical support services to ensure the quality and profitability of all
 of its resellers' installations.  For more information go to:
 http://www.alttech.com.
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation,
 Inc., provides web-enabling software technologies that connect clients,
 server-based applications, and networks.  The Tarantella product line includes
 Tarantella Enterprise 3 software for large companies and organisations,
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition software for Application Service
 Providers, and Tarantella Express software for workgroup and departmental
 environments.  Tarantella products provide access to Microsoft Windows system,
 mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux and UNIX applications, and are available
 today for all popular RISC and Intel processor based UNIX servers and selected
 Linux servers.  The Vision2K suite of products offers Windows to UNIX
 integration, making UNIX applications and data transparently accessible
 directly from Microsoft Windows desktops.  For more information, go to
 www.tarantella.com.
 
     NOTE:  The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, Tarantella Express, Vision2K 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 US and other countries. Windows is a
 registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
 Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US and other
 countries.  AS/400 is a registered trademark of International Business
 Machines Corporation 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.
 
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