LINDON, Utah--Feb. 18, 2004--The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIXÂ® operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based
solutions, today announced the delivery of SCO OpenServer Update Pack 2, a key milestone in the OpenServer development roadmap. This announcement underscores a
continuing development effort begun in August 2003 for Legend, the codename for the upcoming release of SCO OpenServer scheduled for release in late 2004 or
SCO OpenServer Update Pack 2 builds on SCO's award-winning, secure, and highly reliable UNIX operating system by providing new hardware support for Universal
Serial Bus (USB)--allowing customers to easily connect to many USB-compatible devices. Customers may now leverage USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible printers to
enhance their IT infrastructures. In Update Pack 2, SCO also begins bundling and supporting the object-relational database management system, PostgreSQL. This
system gives SCO customers and partners access to hundreds of already-built applications and the power to build other database-driven solutions out of the box.
"This announcement and the Legend development effort reconfirms SCO's continuing commitment to its large and loyal UNIX customer base," said SCO Premier
Reseller, Deepak Thadani, President of SysIntegrators, LLC. "Building on SCO OpenServer will give SCO customers the ability to update their IT infrastructures
with reliable, stable and proven technology, while providing new sales opportunities for SCO's reseller channel."
"SCO UNIX solutions are the backbone of many global Fortune 500 companies," said Jeff Hunsaker, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SCO UNIX Division,
The SCO Group. "SCO OpenServer has been a core component of our entire UNIX business. SCO Legend represents a renewed focus on UNIX as a company and a promise
to our customers that SCO will continue to deliver superior UNIX-based integration, reliability, security and scalability on Intel and AMD architectures."
SCO will continue outlining enhanced UNIX-based features and upgrades as part of its Legend development effort, including new mail server and enhanced Web
Services support. The upgrade to OpenServer, based on proven UNIX System V Release 5 (SVR5) technology, will include greater database, Java and application
support. As part of the OpenServer development roadmap, SCO also plans to announce enhancements for increased security, Windows compatibility, support for Web
applications including the Apache Web server and Mozilla browser, and integration of SCO's own SCOx Web Services.
The first beta release of Legend is scheduled for the company's annual conference, SCO Forum 2004, June 27-29 in Las Vegas.
The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a
worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and
customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com.
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