December 5, 2001

Caldera showcases Volution Manager, makes preview publicly available

Author: JT Smith

Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today began previewing a pre-release
version of Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 and will begin shipping the new version during the first quarter of
2002. Caldera is extending the web-based systems management capabilities of Volution Manager to support the
latest versions of all major distributions of Linux as well as Caldera UNIX products. In addition, Caldera is
introducing several new systems management features in Volution Manager to help system administrators and
solution providers save time, scale resources, and ease deployments in a cost effective manner.
Caldera(r) Volution(tm) Manager is a secure, web-based, systems management solution that reduces the cost of
deploying and managing established versions of Linux and Caldera OpenServer, UnixWare and Open Unix. Volution
Manager does so by enabling secure, remote management, monitoring and updating of multiple systems through a
browser. Volution Manager 1.1 has several new enhancements including: 
- Extended platform support that unifies management of multiple platforms into one interface
- New install options that simplify reviews, evaluations and deployments
- New Wizards that simplify common tasks and reduce the initial learning curve
- New status and diagnostic features that reduce troubleshooting time and allows greater control
- Integration with Compaq Insight Manager that provides a comprehensive management solution for Linux and
Caldera UNIX products on Compaq hardware
- New customer response capabilities to monitored events that improves response and uptime for troubled
- Integration with Volution Online providing an Internet delivered, proactive software management service for
Linux and UNIX systems

"Caldera has a unique and powerful solution in the market because they provide both a management product and
service to customers through Volution Manager and Volution Online," said Dr. Bill Claybrook, Research
Director for industry research firm Aberdeen Group. "Caldera is making a good move to extend the management
capabilities of Volution Manager 1.1 to support the latest versions of all major Linux distributions as well
as their UNIX operating systems with OpenServer, UnixWare and Open Unix. CIOs will clearly make their IT
organizations more effective and save time and money by managing their systems with Volution Manager."

"Volution Manager 1.1 is a great example of how Caldera is adding value for our customers and partners beyond
our operating systems," said Ransom Love, president and CEO, Caldera International. "We've seen a great deal
of interest from our customers and partners in ways that we can better help them manage their systems and
we're extending that capability with Volution Manager 1.1 to all of our UNIX customers and partners and those
who have deployed Linux in their environments. Customers and partners will save valuable time and money by
managing more resources with less effort, while increasing the level of service that they provide to their
customers or companies."

Key Benefits of Volution Manager 1.1
- Saves time and reduces costs
- Unifies management and simplifies administration
- Operates and integrates through open standards
- Leverages and extends existing resources
- Eases new system deployments
- Helps in managing change

Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 is the next product from Caldera's Volution product family. In addition, Caldera
recently began shipping Volution Messaging Server, and also began offering Caldera Volution Online,
representing Caldera's next steps in extending the necessary infrastructure to deliver comprehensive
web-enabled applications to existing customers. In addition, Caldera provides education, support and
professional services for customers interested in accessing additional services for implementing Caldera
software across organizations.

Pricing and Availability
Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 is currently in open beta and can be downloaded along with a beta license from
Caldera's web site at Volution Manager will be generally available during Q1
of 2002 and pricing will be announced when the product ships. For more information about Volution Manager
1.1, go to or call Caldera at 1-888-GO-LINUX or outside the U.S., call
+1-801-765-4999. Customers may visit to find a solution provider in their area.

Caldera International, Inc.
Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business." Caldera was
the first to create the "Develop-on, Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based
in Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more
information on Caldera products and services, visit

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