Locus announces availability of Merge 3.2 for SCO OpenServer Release 5.INGLEWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 1995--Locus Computing Corp. Tuesday announced the availability of Merge 3.2 for SCO OpenServer A server operating system for the Intel platform from SCO. It is based on Unix System V Release 3.2 and includes the Motif and X Window user interfaces and standard Unix networking (TCP/IP, NFS and NIS). SCO OpenServer has optional SMP support for up to 30 processors. Release 5, the next-generation Business Critical Server.
Merge 3.2 provides support for DOS and Windows ``shrinkwrap'' applications running unchanged on SCO's OpenServer platform.
``Merge 3.2 provides increased application support and improved performance,'' said Bob Peterson, director, Merge Technology Group, at Locus. ``This technology provides users with the ability to run thousands of off-the-shelf DOS and Windows applications in the SCO OpenServer environment.''
``Via SCO (The SCO Group, Lindon, UT, www.sco.com) A leading vendor of Unix operating systems for the x86 platform. SCO had also offered Linux, but abandoned the line in the spring of 2003. The SCO Group is the combination of two companies: Utah-based Caldera, Inc. Merge, users will have the ability to run DOS and Windows applications in desktop and server configurations, further supporting SCO's commitment to Windows integration,'' said Jerry Morgan, director, product management, at the Santa Cruz Operation See SCO.
Santa Cruz Operation - (SCO) A supplier of Unix systems for Intel microprocessors. They supply Xenix and Open Desktop.
Founded in 1979, SCO became a public company in May, 1993 and trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol SCOC. .
Merge is a software technology that allows DOS or Windows applications to execute on an Intel 386, 486 or Pentium-based UNIX System. It allows UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). users to concurrently access multiple UNIX, DOS and Windows processes on a single system.
Merge combines the multiuser Two or more users. , multitasking multitasking
Mode of computer operation in which the computer works on multiple tasks at the same time. A task is a computer program (or part of a program) that can be run as a separate entity. power of the UNIX operating system Noun 1. UNIX operating system - trademark for a powerful operating system
UNIX, UNIX system
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services with the versatility and personal productivity of thousands of off-the-shelf DOS and Windows applications.
About the Companies
Founded in 1983, Inglewood-based Locus Computing is the largest independent supplier of open-systems distributed computing technology, services and applications. Locus is distinguished by its expertise in distributed computing and the integration of open and proprietary systems. The company offers software development, maintenance, integration and technology services to OEMs and end users.
For more information, contact: Locus Computing Corp., 9800 La Cienega Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. 90301-4440; telephone 800/95-LOCUS; World Wide Web page: http://www.locus.com.
SCO is the world's leading provider of UNIX server and host systems, having shipped more units than Sun, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , HP and Novell combined (source: IDC, latest analysis 12/94). SCO Business Critical Servers run the critical day-to-day operations of large branch organizations in retail, finance and government, as well as corporate departments and small to medium-size businesses of every kind.
SCO is also the leading provider of software that integrates Windows PCs and other clients with servers from all of the major UNIX System vendors. SCO sells and supports its products through a worldwide network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators and OEMs.
For additional corporate and product information, see SCO's home page on the World Wide Web: http://www.sco.com.
CONTACT: Locus Computing Corp.
Bob Peterson, 310/337-5117
Rourke & Co.
Christina Bowden, 408/453-9194