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From: SCO Information <i...@sco.COM>
Subject: Updated Product Announcement - Free SCO OpenServer system
Date: 1997/01/23
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                  UPDATED PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT
                                 
January 23, 1997 ...  SCO is still accepting orders for Free SCO
OpenServer Release 5 system (a noncommercially-licensed version
of the SCO OpenServer Desktop System and SCO OpenServer
Development System, hereinafter called "Free SCO OpenServer")
from the SCO Online Ordering System.  Free SCO OpenServer is
intended for personal use by students, professionals and UNIX
System enthusiasts of all kinds for educational purposes in
evaluating and learning about SCO products.

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PRODUCT NAME: Free SCO OpenServer

DESCRIPTION: Free SCO OpenServer is a set of licenses to use the fully-
 functional workstation system based on Release 5.0.2 of SCO
 OpenServer -- an advanced multitasking, single-user UNIX operating
 system and development environment.  In addition to traditional
 UNIX System facilities and tools, Free SCO OpenServer includes the
 X Window System, Motif, and full TCP/IP networking including
 Internet capability and Mosaic browser. It also includes French
 and German language support.  See also OTHER INCLUDED PRODUCTS,
 below.

 The development system provided with Free SCO OpenServer includes
 C and C++ compilers, complete sets of libraries and APIs,
 debuggers, and other tools for code development and testing.

 Free SCO OpenServer displays its noncommercial usage message both
 upon installation and at system boot time. During installation
 Free SCO OpenServer must be licensed for noncommercial use. The
 licenses are obtained at no charge via the Internet. The license
 page can be found using any standard web browser by selecting
 "Products" at http://www.sco.com.  Free SCO OpenServer cannot be
 relicensed nor upgraded to a multi-user system.
 

OTHER INCLUDED PRODUCTS:  The following other products are also
 included with Free SCO OpenServer:

- SCO Advanced File and Print Server (single user license) enables
  a PC user to share SCO OpenServer files and printers across the
  LAN, without requiring any additional software on the PC.

 -SCO Advanced Hardware Supplement Release 5.2 provides additional
  video, disk and network hardware support.

 -SCO Doctor Lite Release 2.0 facilitates performance tuning and
  management. This is a reduced functionality version of the
  commercial SCO Doctor product. SCO Doctor Lite is useful for
  monitoring and tuning the system, and generating various alerts
  based on system status.

 -SCO ARCserve/Open Lite from Cheyenne Release 2.1 provides for
  backups and system crash recovery. This is a reduced
  functionality version of the commercial product. It allows basic
  local backup and recovery operations via a user-friendly
  administration interface.


MODEL NUMBERS AND PRICING:

 Physical media is available at a nominal charge, plus certain
 taxes and shipping. This media can be shared with other users, but
 each user must obtain a unique license. Media is ISO9660/Rockridge-
 formatted CD-ROM with two 3.5" diskettes.

Free SCO OpenServer Media Kit  

In Americas and Caribbean:
  Free SCO OpenServer.......... CD-ROM ......... $19.00 plus local tax.
    plus shipping:  $5.95 in North America
                     9.95 elsewhere

In European Union:
  Free SCO OpenServer.......... CD-ROM ......... #14.50 (includes VAT)
    plus shipping:  #6.50  (no import duty)

In rest of the world:
  Free SCO OpenServer.......... CD-ROM ......... #12.26 
    plus shipping:  #6.50  (Import duty may be payable by recipient)
 

AVAILABILITY: 
 The Internet online ordering facility is operational at this time.
 Direct your web browser to http://www.sco.com and select "Products".


SUMMARY OF KEY FEATURES:

 High Performance and Scalability

  Users can take advantage of a high-performance filesystem,
  multithreaded TCP/IP, NFS and Streams protocols, dynamic
  allocation of kernel tables, memory-mapped files, support for
  filesystems up to 1 Terabyte, a compression filesystem, and more.

 High Availability and Reliability

  Filesystem journaling for increased reliability and availability
  is a standard part of the operating system. Support is provided
  for Advanced Power Management, integrated UPS support and on-line
  backup.

 Distributed Administration

  All SCO OpenServer products include full X Window Systems (X11R5)
  and Motif standard graphic capabilities, allowing them to utilize
  SCOadmin, the graphical system administration tool. This system
  administration tool is based on SCO's Visual TCL technology, and
  runs in both full-Motif or character-based mode.

 Windows Support and PC Connectivity

  Client support for Novell Netware and Microsoft NT networks is
  included in Free SCO OpenServer. Wintif (which provides an MS
  Windows appearance to Motif applications) is also included.

  The SCO Advanced File and Print server provides server functions
  for a PC-based user in a local area network.

 Hardware Support

  SCO OpenServer supports over 2,000 devices covering a wide
  range of commercial grade peripherals and devices.  Also included
  are support for PCI devices, support for EIDE, ATAPI-compliant
  CDROMs and support for many graphics and networking devices.

 Usability

  Documentation is available on-line with context-sensitive
  help. Many desktop clients, including calendar and mail, are also
  provided.

 Development System

  Includes application development libraries, linker, archive
  libraries, Dynamic Link Libraries and Application Programming
  Interfaces (APIs) for UNIX, OSF/Motif, X Window System,
  networking, link editor and the traditional UNIX System
  environment APIs

  Standard C compiler based on UNIX System V Release 4 technology

  SCO C++ Compiler Version 3.1.2

  Dynamic Link Library (DLL) support with Executable and Linking
  Format (ELF) object formats 

  SCO Visual Tcl libraries

  X Window System X11R5 and OSF/Motif Version 1.2 libraries
  including Wintif library that provides a Windows appearance for
  Motif applications

  IPX/SPX transport layer libraries for Novell connectivity

  SNMP API support (SMUX)

  Athena Widget library

  Improved BSD compatibility functions

  On-line, hypertext-based documentation (HTML)

  Advanced, graphical debugger, dbXtra, which includes both
  character and X Window System interfaces

  Extensible networking development tools and libraries for TCP/IP,
  NFS, Streams/TLI, NetWare Client, IPX/SPX, and LAN Manager-based
  systems

  Memory Mapped Files support

  UNIX domain sockets
  

STANDARDS CONFORMANCE:

 -X/Open XPG4
 -POSIX 1003.1 (IEEE Portable Operating System Interface)
 -FIPS 151-1 Extensions to IEEE POSIX
 -AT&T System V Interface Definition (SVID) Issue 3 (see Note 4)
 -ANSI/ISO 9899:1992 (C Language)
 -Intel Family Architecture Binary Compatibility Specification
  Edition 2 (iBCS-2)


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:  Please refer to the SCO Hardware
 Compatibility Handbook online at http://www.sco.com for more
 detailed information on supported hardware. Basic system
 requirements follow:

 Hardware:    Most standard Intel-based single or multiple
              processor systems based on 386 (>25MHz), 486,
              Pentium or Pentium Pro processors and Industry
              Standard Architecture (ISA), Extended Industry
              Standard Architecture (EISA), Micro Channel
              Architecture (MCA) or Peripheral Component Interface
              Architecture (PCI). (Pentium or Pentium Pro
              recommended.)

 RAM:         8 Mbytes minimum for character-based systems
              12 Mbytes minimum if GUI is used
              512 Mbytes maximum for all systems

 Disk Space:  200 Mbytes minimum for non-GUI, non-networked
              systems

              300 Mbytes minimum for GUI-based networking systems

 Media:       CD-ROM (SCSI or ATAPI-compliant EIDE)
              3.5" diskette drive also required

 Display:     Monochrome, VGA, Super VGA, XGA and higher-
              resolution megapixel adapters

 Mouse:       Bus, serial or keyboard mouse if GUI is used
 

NOTES:

(1) Free SCO OpenServer License Terms and Conditions, in addition
to the Standard SCO Software License Agreement:

USE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL USE TO ENABLE THE
EVALUATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF SCO PRODUCTS, AND ONLY FOR: (1)
NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, OR (2) NONCOMMERCIAL PERSONAL
HOME USE (SUCH AS PERSONAL WEBSITE AND BBS), OR (3) EVALUATION
PURPOSES LIMITED TO 60 DAYS, OR (4) DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES FOR
PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS.

SCO GRANTS TO YOU A NON-EXCLUSIVE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, ROYALTY
FREE, LIMITED LICENSE TO USE THE SOFTWARE ONLY FOR THOSE PURPOSES
STATED ABOVE, AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER USE. YOU WILL NOT ACQUIRE ANY
RIGHT IN THE SOFTWARE EXCEPT THE LIMITED USE RIGHTS SPECIFIED IN
THE SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT WHICH YOU ARE REQUIRED TO READ
PRIOR TO USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.  THE LICENSED SOFTWARE MAY NOT BE
SOLD, LEASED, ASSIGNED, SUBLICENSED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, IN
WHOLE OR IN PART, BY YOU.


(2) Free SCO OpenServer is not relicenseable and cannot be
upgraded to a multi-user system.  

(3) Free SCO OpenServer does not require call-back registration
of the license.

(4) SCO is preparing a version of SCO UnixWare Release 2.1 that
will be available under similar terms.  More information on Free
SCO UnixWare is expected to be available in second quarter of 1997.

(5) SCO provides a variety of no-charge online information
services in support of our products.  For full information visit
the SCO web site.  There is no free email or phone support
provided by SCO with Free SCO OpenServer.   

SCO Advanced Support Centers are offering, for a limited time in
North America, an email/FAX based support service.  A complete
list of SCO ASC's is available through the SCO website at
http://www/sco/com/Support/expert/asc.html 

(6) For information on commercial SCO products, contact your SCO
supplier, or visit the SCO web site.  For local supplier
referral, visit the SCO home page at http://www.sco.com, send
email to i...@sco.com, or contact SCO as follows:

    USA and Canada:                      (800) 726-8649 or (408) 425-7222
    Latin America:                       (305) 579-0224
    Europe, Middle East, India, Africa:  +44 (0) 1923 816344
    Asia and Pacific Rim:                +65 536 6606

(7) Other SCO commercial layered products, such as SCO Merge, may
 be purchased and used with Free SCO OpenServer, but those
products must be used in compliance with the noncommercial,
educational license which governs the underlying operating
system.

     
SCO, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, SCO Doctor, SCO Doctor Lite,
dbXtra, and SCO Visual Tcl are trademarks or registered
trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.  in the U.S.A.  and
other countries.  Wintif if a registered trademark of IXI
Limited, a subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.  UNIX is
a registered trademark in the U.S.A.  and other countries,
licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.  X/Open is a
registered trademark of X/Open Company Limited.  ARCserve and
Cheyenne are registered trademarks of Cheyenne Software, Inc.
All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and
are used to identify products or services of, their respective
owners.

The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. reserves the right to change or modify
any of the product specifications or features described herein without
notice. This product summary is for information only. SCO makes no
express or implied representations or warranties in this summary.

Copyright (c) 1997 The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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