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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 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 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.

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 users to concurrently access multiple UNIX, DOS and Windows processes on a single system.

Merge combines the multiuser, multitasking power of the UNIX operating system 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:

SCO is the world's leading provider of UNIX server and host systems, having shipped more units than Sun, IBM, 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:

CONTACT: Locus Computing Corp.

Bob Peterson, 310/337-5117


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Christina Bowden, 408/453-9194
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