January 16, 2001

Caldera ships 'Caldera Volution'

Author: JT Smith

Caldera Systems, Inc.
(Nasdaq: CALD), today
announced the release of Caldera Volution
("Volution"), a comprehensive
Linux management solution that reduces the cost of
implementing and managing
Linux systems.
With Caldera Volution,
administrators can use policies and
profiles to manage thousands of Linux systems,
without having to
individually manage or touch each. Volution is
distribution-neutral -
designed to work with all major Linux distributions,
and provides broad
management functions. To read industry reaction and
what Volution users are
saying visit .
Volution will significantly benefit ASPs, ISPs,
hosting companies, systems
integrators and network administrators - anyone
needing to manage multiple
Linux servers and desktops.
"The lack of Linux management solutions has been a
barrier impeding Linux
adoption in enterprises," said Bill Claybrook,
research director for Linux
and UNIX of Aberdeen Group. "Caldera Volution is a
significant entry into
the Linux management space because of its
comprehensiveness and Linux
neutrality. Enterprise administrators need a
Linux-neutral solution to help
them manage constantly changing Open Source
Caldera Volution is a Web-based remote management
solution that allows
administrators to manage Linux systems from anywhere
at anytime. It is
directory-based utilizing the inherent strengths of
LDAP directories.
Directories provide two major benefits: They give
administrators a place to
not only store information, but a logical and
intuitive way of managing
network resources. Volution supports three major
LDAP directories, Novell's
eDirectory, OpenLDAP and iPlanet. OpenLDAP and
eDirectory ship with the

"The strength of Caldera Volution is in its ability
to manage all the Linux
systems at a specific location as a discrete unit,"
said Patrick M Ebert,
manager of technical services and support at HON
Industries, one of the
world's largest manufacturers of office furniture.
"We expect it to
significantly reduce the cost of managing the Linux
systems on our WAN. As
a beta site we felt that Caldera Volution would help
us successfully manage
our environment. We are implementing it throughout
our enterprise: a wide
area network with 300 Intermec 5055 wireless
industrial touch screen PCs
across 18 locations."

Key Features
· Supports all major Linux distributions
· Secure Web-based management console
· Electronic software distribution - installs and
removes applications
on remote Linux systems
· Hardware and software inventory
· Health monitoring of Linux systems
· Linux printer configuration
· Scheduler/Global event system
· Policy-based management
· Customizable machine profiling
· Data repository based on an LDAP V3 directory

"In addition to its comprehensiveness, Caldera
Volution distinguishes itself
in other areas," said Ransom Love, president and CEO
of Caldera Systems.
"Our model is to empower administrators. We believe
administrators want and
need control of their Linux systems. We're also
shipping Volution in nine
additional languages which shows it's ready for
deployment in small to large
businesses worldwide."

Pricing, Availability and Support
The suggested list price for Caldera Volution is US
$2995. Volution
ships with the Volution software, Novell eDirectory
and OpenLDAP, a secure
Web server and licenses to manage up to 10 nodes.
Additional nodes are sold
All international versions of Caldera Volution will
be available
within 30 days. They include: Chinese - simplified
and traditional, French,
Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and

To purchase Caldera Volution dial 1-888-GoLinux,
visit or e-mail
sales@calderasystems.com .
Multiple support options are available from Caldera
Systems or your
local reseller.

What they're saying about Volution

Ted Shelton
Senior Vice President of Business Development

"Borland congratulates Caldera on the release of
their Volution systems
management solution. We firmly believe the
availability of enterprise-ready
applications like Caldera's Volution will lead to
wider adoption for Linux,
and we look forward to working with Caldera to make
Linux a productive
development and deployment environment."

Computer Associates
Allan Anderson
Vice President Brand Management

"CA and Caldera share a common goal to produce
viable solutions for
utilizing Linux in corporate environments. Through
Unicenter TNG and
Caldera's Volution companies can rest assured that a
enterprise management solution is readily available.
We look forward to
providing management solutions to our mutual

Georg-Simon-Ohm-University of Applied Sciences
Thomas Ulrich
System Administration

"Caldera Volution currently is the only available
management solution for
Linux and perfectly fits our needs. Using the
software distribution and
other administration features (e.g.
hardware-alerts), this product enables us to manage
our large Linux computer
pools - doing so entirely Web-based and without the
need to take care of
every single system."

Legend Computer, Ltd.
Chen Weiqiang
R&D Engineer

"Caldera Volution is a practical product with
extensive capabilities. A true
network management tool, it gives administrators
power over software
distribution, hardware and software inventory, and
system health monitoring.
We see that it will effectively reduce the total
cost of ownership for
implementing Linux networks."

Novell, Inc.
Ed Anderson
Director of Product Management, Net Directory
business unit

"The integration of eDirectory with Caldera Volution
offers exceptional
value and performance to customers seeking secure
and flexible management of
their Linux networks. As the world's most largely
deployed directory
service, eDirectory provides a solid foundation for
eBusiness. With the
ability to support all standard access protocols and
to work across all
leading operating systems, eDirectory is the only
directory that can
eliminate barriers between network resources,
enabling the Internet,
intranets and extranets to work together as one Net.
Novell is pleased to
partner with Caldera in delivering a secure,
powerful and cost-effective
tool for managing Linux networks."

Caldera Systems, Inc.
Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) is a "Linux for
Business" technology
leader in developing and marketing successful
Linux-based business
solutions, including its award-winning OpenLinux,
NetWare for Linux, Linux
technical training, certification and support-with
free 30-day phone support
and on-site consulting. Caldera OpenLearning
Providers offer exceptional
distribution-neutral Linux training and
certification based on Linux
Professional Institute (LPIÃ) certification
standards. Caldera Systems
supports the open source community and is a leader
in, and advocate of Linux
Standard Base (LSBä) and LPIÃ.

Caldera, Inc. was co-founded in 1994 by Ransom Love.
Caldera Systems, Inc.
was founded by Ransom Love in 1998 to develop
Linux-based business
solutions. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera Systems has
offices and 1000+
resellers worldwide. For more information, see
www.calderasystems.com or in
the US call 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689).

Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera
Systems, Inc. All other
products, services, companies, events and
publications are trademarks,
registered trademarks or servicemarks of their
respective owners in the U.S.
and/or other countries.

LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include
forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes
to advise readers that
a number of important factors could cause actual
results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking
statements. Those factors
include the failure of the products described above
to operate as designed
due to incompatibility with some platforms or other
defects; our reliance on
developers in the open source community; new and
changing technologies and
customer acceptance of those technologies; the
Company's ability to compete
effectively with other companies; failure of our
brand to achieve the broad
recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability
of the GNU general public
license; our reliance on third party developers of
components of our
software offerings; claims of infringement of
third-party intellectual
property rights; and disruption in the Company's
distribution sales channel.
These and other factors, which could cause actual
results to differ
materially, are also discussed in the Company's
filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, including its recent
filings on Form 10-Q.

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