May 8, 2001

Caldera completes SCO acquisition

Author: JT Smith

CNet follows up on a Monday press release. "After a complicated series of transfers, SCO held rights to a version of the Unix operating system
originally developed by AT&T. That software now is part of Caldera's product line as part of a
strategy to sell software that covers everything from low-end servers running Linux to high-end
servers with Unix. Caldera also has a much stronger support organization.

But Caldera faces steep competition from Red Hat, which managed to raise money in two public
offerings when the Linux hype was more lucrative. Caldera squeezed in its initial public offering in
March, shortly before investors started to lose interest in Linux."


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