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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 Press Only Contact:
 Nancy Pomeroy
 Caldera International, Inc.
 na...@caldera.com
 Phone: (801) 765-4999
 Fax: (801) 765-1313
 
 CALDERA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TWO SCO DIVISIONS;
 BECOMES LARGEST LINUX COMPANY IN THE WORLD WITH GLOBAL SERVICES/SUPPORT

 Positions Scalable Linux on UNIX as the Alternative Business Platform
 
 OREM, UT  May 7, 2001 
 Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today announced 
 its completion of the acquisition of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) 
 (Nasdaq: SCOC) Server Software and Professional Services divisions, 
 UnixWare and OpenServer technologies. Caldera International, Inc., thus 
 becomes the largest Linux company in the world with sales, support and 
 marketing representation in 82 countries. In addition, Caldera now leads 
 the world's largest Linux channel with 15,000+ resellers worldwide. 
 Application and hardware solution providers will now have a single Linux 
 company that can facilitate the marketing and delivery of these business 
 solutions to all major markets globally.

 "The goal of Caldera International is to make Linux on industry standard 
 hardware the alternative business platform," said Ransom Love, CEO of 
 Caldera International. "With the completion of this acquisition, Caldera 
 will be the only company to offer a standard unified platform that allows 
 Linux applications to scale to the enterprise utilizing the power, maturity 
 and stability of UNIX. It's a first..."
 Unification

 Caldera's "Unifying UNIX with Linux for business" strategy unifies:
 1. The existing UNIX business channel with Linux
 2. The large, robust UNIX applications base with Linux
 3. The largest existing UNIX customer base in the world with Linux.

 Industry leaders have caught Caldera's vision and are leveraging Caldera's 
 unified UNIX and Linux technologies and products to meet their own end user 
 and data center needs.
 
 Caldera Completes Acquisition of SCO Divisions      

 "Caldera's acquisition of SCO's Server Software and Professional Services
 divisions significantly expands my ability to service customers," said 
 Quentin Krengel, president of Krengel Technology, Inc., Minneapolis, 
 MN.  "The new company offers greater product, support and services. I'm 
 pleased that the reseller channel is going to play a central role in the 
 success of Caldera International."

 Caldera will focus on three main business lines to meet the needs of 
 small-to-medium size businesses, replicated sites, data centers and the 
 departmental needs of the enterprise.

 7       Development  Products:  OpenLinux Workstation 3.1, Development 
           tools, Professional Services, Standards Based

 7       Deployment Products:  Open UNIX, eServer, OpenServer, OpenLinux Server

 7       Management Products:  Caldera Volution, Volution Online

 Caldera's "Unifying UNIX with Linux for business" strategy is validated by 
 their existing customers and partners including *Compaq, Sun, Computer 
 Associates, IBM, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Novell, Sybase, Informix and HON 
 Industries.

 Caldera Global Services and Support
 Caldera International support centers are located in North America, Europe 
 and the Pacific Rim and are staffed by highly skilled technical support 
 engineers. Caldera Global Support offers 24x7 enterprise and local language 
 support with a broad portfolio of options customized to meet the needs of 
 partners and end users.

 In addition, Caldera's Global Professional Services will assist customers 
 in developing and deploying unified UNIX and Linux solutions through 
 consulting and custom engineering services.  For more information please 
 visit www.caldera.com.
 
 *ATTENTION EDITORS:
 For more industry quotes, please visit 
 www.caldera.com/partners/industry/quotes.html.
 
 Caldera International, Inc.
 Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with 
 Linux for Business." Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on, 
 Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based in 
 Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ 
 resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, 
 visit http://www.caldera.com.
 
 The Santa Cruz Operation  is a registered trademark of Tarantella, Inc. in 
 the USA and other countries.  UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open 
 Group in the US and other countries.  Caldera, SCO, and SCO OpenServer are 
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera Systems, Inc. or Caldera 
 International, Inc. in the US and other countries.  Linux is a registered 
 trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US and other countries.  All other 
 products, services, and companies, are trademarks, registered trademarks or 
 servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or other countries.
 
 Caldera and "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" are trademarks or 
 registered trademarks of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other products, 
 services, companies, events and publications are trademarks, registered 
 trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or 
 other countries.
 
 IBM, the e-business logo, ThinkPad and xSeries are trademarks of IBM 
 Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other 
 countries.
 
 NonStop is a registered trademark of Compaq Computer Corporation.
 
 LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
 UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and 
 other countries.
 
 Forward Looking Statements
 The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that 
 involve risks and uncertainties.  The Company wishes to advise readers that 
 a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ 
 materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  Those factors 
 include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed 
 due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance 
 on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies 
 and customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to 
 compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve 
 the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU 
 general public license; our reliance on third party developers of 
 components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party 
 intellectual property rights; and disruption in the Company's distribution 
 sales channel. These and other factors, which could cause actual results to 
 differ materially, are also discussed in the Company's filings with the 
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.
 
 
 
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