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SCO Increases Applications and Web Server Support for SCO OpenServer Customers

  • 27 July, 2004 09:32

<p>SCO ships update to OpenServer, adding support for Java applications,PostgreSQL applications, the Tomcat Web Server and many other new enhancements</p>
<p>The SCO Group, Inc. (‘SCO’) (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX® operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced significant updates to SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Supplement 3, an update to the OpenServer product line that provides customers with support for thousands of new applications, increased performance and many other enhancements. These updates for SCO OpenServer customers improve upon one of the most widely used and reliable UNIX platforms for the Intel/AMD platform today.</p>
<p>SCO OpenServer, which now includes Java 1.4.2 and the PostgreSQL database, enables customers to run many popular applications from these two popular Java and database environments. Tests indicate that using OpenServer with the new update can increase the performance of Java applications as much as 60 per cent. In addition, the update provides customers with the Tomcat Web application server for deploying Web applications.</p>
<p>Kieran O'Shaughnessy, Director Australia and New Zealand, The SCO Group, said, “There has been a great demand from our customers, resellers and software developers to enhance the capabilities of SCO OpenServer, which is the most popular UNIX operating system for the Intel/AMD platform. Our support for Java and PostgresSQL will meet these demands by making OpenServer an even stronger platform through increased performance and greater support for applications.”</p>
<p>Other enhancements to the SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 update include:
* Mozilla Web browser 1.6 adds new features including tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, and PDF support
* User-Level threads increases application availability
* Squid Web Proxy Cache 2.5STABLE5 with expanded authentication schemes, optimises searching, SSL gatewaying and more
* DVD/CD recording and enhanced printer support
* Perl 5.8.4
* Supplemental graphics, Web and X11 libraries
* Apache HTTP Server 1.3.31
* OpenSSH 3.8p1
* BIND 8.4.4</p>
<p>Availability and Pricing
The update to SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 is now available. OpenServer customers and resellers can find a complete listing of all the new enhancements and added features by visiting The supplement is free for existing SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 customers via download and will be included in the SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 media kit beginning on July 23 in the U.S. and worldwide beginning on August 6.</p>
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<p>About SCO
The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit</p>
<p>SCO, SCO OpenServer and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.</p>
<p>For additional information, please contact:
Kieran O'Shaughnessy
The SCO Group
+61 2 9440 7577 (tel)</p>
<p>Press / Analyst Contact:
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Gotley Nix Evans
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+61 413 054 738 (mob)</p>

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