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From: Brian Ziel <bri...@sco.COM>
Subject: SCO News
Date: 1998/02/24
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UnixWare System to Bring Mainframe Levels of Performance
and Reliability to IA-32 and Merced(tm) Processor

SANTA CRUZ, CA (February 24, 1998) - SCO, Compaq, Data General, ICL, and
Unisys today announced business relationships to extend UnixWare
capabilities for the Data Center, accelerating the move away from today's
proprietary Data Center architectures to a widely supported,
industry-standard model. During a global press conference, the companies
announced that they have agreed contractually to invest millions of dollars
in R&D funds to move the UnixWare system into the Data Center on both the
Intel IA-32 and IA-64 platforms, beginning in 1998.

The move, a major endorsement of SCO's UnixWare system, establishes the
UnixWare system as the only hardware-vendor independent UNIX System for
Intel processor-based servers in the Data Center. The Data Center, often
termed the "glass house" and powered today by mainframes and proprietary
RISC UNIX systems, contains the enterprise's most valuable corporate assets.

Said Alok Mohan, president and CEO of SCO, "UnixWare is simply the most
powerful, complete operating system for the Intel platform." 

SCO Moves Up-Market
The announcement marks an unprecedented joint endorsement of SCO's UnixWare
operating system, extending its position up-market and into the Data
Center. It also underscores the changing economics of the server industry,
sending a strong signal that consolidation around the Intel architecture
and the UNIX system is now inevitable. Leading RISC UNIX vendors, who
clearly are aware of the limitations of the their current platforms, have
already announced their plans to embrace the future Merced processor from

Computer Vendors Commit to the UnixWare System in the Data Center
Compaq, Data General, ICL, and Unisys have agreed to establish SCO's
UnixWare OS as the standard UNIX System in the Data Center for IA-32 and
IA-64 product lines. As part of this, they will actively sell and market
the UnixWare product into the Data Center, most beginning in 1998. These
enterprise hardware manufacturers are bringing their Data Center expertise
and knowledge to SCO, and will participate in defining the requirements
necessary to extend the capabilities of the UnixWare system for the Data
Center. The result will be a new generation of industry-standard Data
Center hardware platforms that deliver new levels of customer value - a
common enterprise architecture, wider breadth of applications and tools,
improved service and support and better integration with their existing

The Business Agreement
Under the business agreement, the enterprise OEMs have agreed contractually
to invest millions of dollars in R&D funds to enhance the Data Center
capabilities of the UnixWare system for both IA-32 and IA-64 platforms. In
return, they will share in the overall UnixWare Data Center revenue stream
which includes extensions sold on top of UnixWare 7 and in potential new
UnixWare Data Center product configurations. Their investment significantly
augments SCO's Data Center UnixWare engineering resources. The companies
will also participate in large scale system testing and benchmarking with
their staff and facilities. 

UnixWare Data Center Roadmap
During the press conference, SCO also unveiled elements of its Data Center
roadmap for the UnixWare system. Extending through the year 2000, the
roadmap covers scalability, RAS (reliability, availability,
serviceability), capacity, maintainability, and security, to achieve
outstanding TPC-C and TPC-D benchmarks. The roadmap also includes support
for very large systems based on SMP and ccNUMA, as well as clustering
technology for beyond 32 nodes.

Intel Supports UnixWare Directions
Today's announcement was strongly supported by Intel Corporation. 
"Intel strongly supports the effort to extend UnixWare capabilities for the
data center," said John Miner, vice president and general manager, Intel's
Enterprise Server Group. "UnixWare on Intel-based servers are a reliable
and scalable platform for enterprise applications. IA is the unifying
architecture that allows standard high-volume servers to naturally progress
into the data center. UnixWare in the data center is a way for OEMs to
consolidate and coordinate their OS development efforts. Intel and SCO are
working closely together to achieve this."

UnixWare OS for the Merced Processor
SCO is working closely with Intel to develop a full 64-bit version of the
UnixWare system, due to ship concurrent with Merced processor-based
systems. UnixWare 7, the newest SCO server scheduled for release in March
1998, delivers key 64-bit technologies and development tools on 32-bit
platforms. In the second half of 1998, SCO is scheduled to release to key
partners an environment to develop IA-64 applications for the UnixWare
system. The combination of these efforts will provide SCO's developers and
ISVs with a smooth migration to IA-64 platforms as they arrive. 

ISV Support
The announcement generated widespread support among leading enterprise
ISVs. "CA's Unicenter TNG has emerged as the industry's premier enterprise
management solution because it addresses the complex challenge of
controlling critical IT assets across heterogeneous environments," said
Yogesh Gupta, CA senior vice president of product strategy. "CA
enthusiastically supports the UnixWare initiative by giving clients the
most advanced management of their UnixWare environments through Unicenter

About SCO
SCO is the world's number one provider of UNIX server operating systems,
and the leading provider of Network Computing software that enables clients
of all kinds--including, PCs, character terminals, and NCs - to have Webtop
access to business-critical applications running on servers of all kinds.
SCO designed the Tarantella product, the world's first application broker
for network computing. SCO sells and supports its products through a
worldwide network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and
OEMs. For more information, see SCO's WWW home page at:
# # #
SCO, The Santa Cruz Operation, the SCO logo, UnixWare, and Tarantella 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. All other brand or product names are
or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of,
their respective owner.

Monika Laud, PR Director
Phone: 408-427-7421

Christine Campbell
Miller/Shandwick Technologies
Phone: 617-351-4187

Data General
Carlos Soares, Product Marketing Consultant
Corporate Communications
Phone: 508-898-6674

Peter Slavid, Business Strategy Manager
Phone: +UK-(0)1753 555340

Marion Koehler, Manager Press Relations
Phone: 408-765-3547

Julie DiBene, Director Press Relations
Phone: 408-434-4508


Brian Ziel			
Manager, Product PR
Tel: 408-427-7252
Fax: 408-427-5418

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		       SCO Files Lawsuit Against IBM

March 7, 2003 - The SCO Group filed legal action against IBM in the State 
Court of Utah for trade secrets misappropriation, tortious interference, 
unfair competition and breach of contract. The complaint alleges that IBM 
made concentrated efforts to improperly destroy the economic value of 
UNIX, particularly UNIX on Intel, to benefit IBM's Linux services 
business. See SCO v IBM.

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