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September 30, 1998

SCO PLANS UNIXWARE RELEASES ON WAY TO IA-64

By CBR Staff Writer

SCO is pushing ahead with new releases of Unixware 7, with Unixware 7 Business Edition and Unixware 7 DataCenter Edition, due out in the first half of 1999. The lower-end Unixware 7 Business Edition will bundle SCO’s tarantella software so that small and medium companies can use the web to deliver applications to users. The so-called Webtop capabilities, however, will not be three tier. Instead the product will work with local applications on the server. The DataCenter is the first product to ship since SCO said at the beginning of the year that it would work with Compaq, ICL, DataGeneral and Unisys on UnixWare for IA-32 and IA-64 lines. DataCenter Edition should scale up to 16 nodes, if run with Unixware NonStop Clusters. The company has also started shipping an early release of UnixWare operating system for IA-64 to ISVs and OEMs and is confident that Compaq will continue as an OEM for the 64 bit Unix O/S. Unixware for Merced will be able to handle 1 terabyte of main memory and up to 1024Gb of file storage. Next year will also see upgrades to Tarantella, with the addition of management services, namely LDAP based directory services in the second quarter and file print capabilities during the third quarter of 1999. As for the future of sales of its operating system on IA-64 through Compaq, the company said it is confident that Compaq will continue to OEM SCO, if only because SCO is a volume seller.

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