SCO Linux Server 4.0, Final UnitedLinux Code To Debut At Comdex

First UnitedLinux distribution available to channel

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The SCO Group at Comdex next week will formally roll out the first UnitedLinux distribution to ship to customers, sources said.

On Nov. 19, Lindon-based SCO, formerly Caldera, will unveil SCO Linux Server 4.0, powered by the UnitedLinux operating system.

On the same day, the UnitedLinux organization will unveil its first fully functional enterprise-ready operating system as the central core for all UnitedLinux vendors, sources said.

In addition to SCO, the other three UnitedLinux organization members--SuSE, Conectiva and TurboLinux--will ship their own UnitedLinux distributions based on the uniform code base.

Wakefield, Mass.-based UnitedLinux made beta versions of the robust, enterprise-ready Linux distribution in September with promises to ship this month.

Like Red Hat's successful advanced server that shipped last spring, SCO Linux 4.0 is targeted at enterprise and business use.

Sources also said the UnitedLinux distribution will be available to SCO's channel network, which is comprised of more than 16,000 resellers and integrators--many of them Unix resellers.

Sources close to SCO said the offering will be pitched as an ideal platform to support replicated branch sites such as retail stores, hotel chains and branch locations.

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