FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: Brian Ziel SCO TEL: 831-427-7252 bri...@sco.com SCO STRENGTHENS WORLD'S NUMBER ONE UNIX SERVER SYSTEM FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES New SCO OpenServer to Ship with Top Streaming Technology and Improvements for Network Computing and Windows Interoperability SCO FORUM98, Santa Cruz, CA (August 17, 1998) - SCO (NASDAQ:SCOC) today announced SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.5, the latest release of the world's most popular commercial UNIX server system. SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 is the first operating system to integrate the RealNetworks RealSystem Basic Server Plus 5.0 for streaming media across the Internet or corporate Intranet. SCO has improved the server's network computing support with a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server to allow mobile users to easily access the network from any other corporate location. The new release also supports the latest Internet mail protocol, IMAP4, and includes the latest Netscape client software. In addition, SCO ensured excellent Windows interoperability with new versions of its Windows to UNIX software. "We have always had an incredibly strong product offering for the small and medium business market, and the release of OpenServer 5.0.5 underscores our commitment to moving this market forward," said Ray Anderson, senior vice president of Marketing, SCO. "The fact that OpenServer provides enterprise-class reliability, and multi-functional services for applications, mail, and file/print services continues to make it one of the world's best values for small and medium business computing." Streaming Media for Information Delivery SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 improves enterprise-wide communication by integrating the RealNetworks RealSystem Basic Server Plus 5.0. Now businesses can serve corporate information, training, or public information in audio and video over the Internet or Intranet. SCO has also bundled the RealSystem Internet Server 5.0 and RealSystem Intranet Server 5.0. These servers provide expanded functionality over the basic server, which comes with a 10-stream or 10-seat license, and can be licensed for up to a 1000 streams or 100 seats. Improved for Network Computing Supporting its vision that network computing will power all businesses, SCO has integrated technologies into SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 to help businesses take advantage of the benefits of network computing. For example, SCO has made it easier for mobile users within organizations to easily connect to the corporate network and applications from remote locations. By integrating a DHCP server, SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 dynamically creates IP addresses when users log into the network from a new location. With this capability, system administrators save valuable time and resource in allocating IP addresses, and give users immediate access to information on the corporate network. SCO has also updated its email protocol to IMAP4, which improves manageability of accessing email remotely by allowing users to filter email on the server before it is downloaded to the client. This server-centric approach saves users time and bandwidth when downloading email using a modem from a remote location. SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 includes Netscape Communicator 4.0.5 client software, and includes a series of integrated supplements and technology updates with support for the latest hardware and audio/video drivers. Commercial Open Systems, Inc. (COSI), a premier value-added Internet Service Provider, voiced strong support for the new features in SCO OpenServer 5.0.5. "We have always considered SCO the best server platform on Intel. And, the new SCO OpenServer 5.05 release confirms our evaluation," said Scott Medlock, chief technical officer for COSI. "The integrated RealServer, DHCP support, and driver enhancements mesh tightly with our use of OpenServer on the Internet. We've looked at Solaris, Microsoft NT, Linux, and BSD for our servers, but every time SCO surpasses the others with the rock-solid stability, raw speed, and a clear administrative structure required for 24x7x365 business operations." The Best UNIX to Windows Interoperability SCO server systems remain the premier UNIX platforms for integrating UNIX and Windows systems. SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 improves on its Windows interoperability that allows businesses to easily manage a mixed UNIX and Windows environment. It includes SCO VisionFS 2.0, providing file and print services from SCO servers to Windows PCs, as well as SCO TermLite 1.0.7 for accessing traditional character-based UNIX applications in a Windows environment. Also available is SCO Merge 4.0, which allows businesses to run Windows 95 applications on an SCO OpenServer system. New Licensing Model SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 can be licensed by distributors electronically, streamlining customer delivery and improving inventory management. SCO OpenServer 5.0.5 follows a company-wide move to an electronic licensing model by separating the media from the license. Now SCO distributors and VARs can provide more efficient customer delivery by simply downloading licenses for the products their customers need. It also allows SCO and its distributors to more effectively manage inventory, by removing physical product from the channel. Pricing and Availability SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.5 is scheduled to ship at the end of this month. Suggested retail prices for licenses, in US dollars, starts at $699 for the Host System and $1,399 for a 5-user Enterprise System. Please see http://www.sco.com/upgrade/ for upgrade details and http://www.sco.com/products/openserver/ for more information on SCO OpenServer 5.0.5. 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, X terminals, NCs, and other devices - to have Webtop access to business-critical applications running on servers of all kinds. SCO designed Tarantella software, 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: http://www.sco.com # # # SCO, The Santa Cruz Operation, the SCO logo, Tarantella, the Tarantella logo, SCO OpenServer, SCO TermLite, SCO VisionFS, and UnixWare are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the US and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the US and other countries. 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