LINDON, Utah, Jun 16, 2006 — The SCO Group, Inc. (“SCO”) (Nasdaq: SCOX), a leading provider of UNIX(R) software technology for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, today announced plans to release a new version of it’s former OpenLinux franchise in early Q4 2006, known under the renowned Caldera label, branded version 10 – or shorter “X”. These versions of OpenLinux Workstation and OpenLinux Server feature several technical enhancements and capture the best tools for Linux software development and deployment. In addition to these technical updates, each release features localization in English, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified languages. OpenLinux increases the overall availability of applications and critical data by including backup server facilities within its single, high-availability, fail-over operating environment.
“Caldera has always led the way in providing stable, reliable, tested solutions for our key Linux server markets, and this release of OpenLinux X follows that same course,” said Darl McBride, CEO and President, The SCO Group. “Regardless of whether you’re a small-to-medium sized business, a corporate developer or a reseller, Caldera OpenLinux X will deliver impressive, capable and powerful choices.”
To provide extensive reliability and performance features, the Linux Kernel 2.5 codebase has been merged with recently developed additions to SCO’s world leading UNIX core operating system. Already contained code owned by SCO is still included benefiting the stability and overall experience opposed to recent Linux kernel releases.
The decision to reanimate the very popular OpenLinux product series was made after it is evident that certain lawsuits regarding UNIX® System intellectual property and contractual rights are to be finished soon. SCO is eager to be the only future provider of Linux Systems for the enterprise market. Customers will again benefit from the high reliable SCO products, with additional XML and JavaBean support, at the low costs of a Linux System. As according to the Yankee Group SCO OpenServer products still outbeat Linux’ yearly uptime by about 20 percent, world Leading companies should still consider to upgrade to SCO’s UnixWare and OpenServer series.
First off… the 2.5 kernel? That was a fricking development kernel; we’re already on 2.6.15 by now, and 2.6 has been in use for well over a year! Secondly… they are, of course, assuming that they’re going to WIN their lawsuit. Anyone who has been keeping up on Groklaw would know that slowly, but surely, the suit has been leading towards a complete and total loss for SCO.
I wonder just who’s serving the Kool-Aid over at SCO sometimes…
EDIT: Looks like this is a hoax. Sorry, folks…