SCO says Unix to stay on top

SCO says Unix to stay on top

NT is not about to devour large amounts of Unix market share according to The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) which has just souped up its offerings for the 32-bit Windows-to-Unix integration market.

"A lot of Microsoft's success in NT has been at the expense of Novell and LAN Manager. NT lacks support for different client types, where Unix can support thick PC client, thin clients such as network computers, and dumb terminals," said Dave Ewart, product marketing manager at SCO.

With three new members of the Vision family - SCO Vision FS, SCO XVision Eclipse and SCO, SQL-Retriever 4, Peter Latham, product marketing manager for SCO Australia, said these represented the company's strong commitment to its Windows Integration strategy.

He said: "We recognised the best way to solve key problems experienced by businesses integrating Windows PCs into the Unix network was to leverage the Unix server and boost the functionality of the client software."

SCO VisionFS, costing $1,620 for a 10 user licence, provides a cheaper alternative to Sun's NFS on PCs for file and print services, and installs on the server - not the clients, reducing cost of ownership, according to SCO.

The XVision Eclipse, $4,725 for a 10 user licence, offers increased speed and support for mobile users, and a lower cost per seat than its competitors, while SQL-Retriever 4 - $2,485 for a 10 user licence - offers a high speed SQL data access tool for developers that supports Java applets and has centralised management with SCO SuperVision, officials said.

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