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SCO showcases new technology for integrating Windows clients with UNIX servers.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 1995--The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO)(NASDAQ: SCOC), the leader in system software for Business Critical Servers, today demonstrated its next generation Windows Friendly technology for seamless integration of Windows clients and UNIX servers.

SCO showcased several new technologies resulting from its recent acquisition of Visionware, the leader in PC-based software for Windows client to UNIX server integration, and previewed Envision, code name for SCO's unified Windows Friendly client/server technology spanning the Windows desktop and UNIX server.

SCO's Windows Friendly strategy combines the strengths and user benefits of Windows PCs and UNIX servers in integrated solutions. SCO's 1994 acquisition of Visionware advanced the strategy by broadening SCO's presence to the PC and preparing the way for a Windows Friendly client/server architecture.

"Our customers want to access their company's business-critical databases and applications with the same point and click ease that they access their word processor or spreadsheet," said Mark Yahiro, SCO director of strategic marketing. "Through our acquisitions of IXI and Visionware, SCO is positioned to meet these requirements with a cross-platform architecture. Our goal is to deliver the best products for developing and deploying Windows clients and UNIX servers to run your business."

Complete Windows/UNIX Integration

The SCO demonstration featured technology meeting user requirements in several key areas:

- Windows clients access to major databases on UNIX servers via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).

- Transparent access of Windows personal productivity applications and business-critical UNIX server applications Windows from client desktops.

- Centralized management of Windows desktops, applications and data through a UNIX server supporting activities including software distribution, upgrades, critical file management, etc.

"Where other UNIX server companies are trying to placate the masses of Windows desktop users, SCO is delivering products and technologies to truly integrate Windows clients and UNIX servers," said Chris Holmes, president, Visionware USA and SCO vice president. "Our Windows Friendly client/server architecture addresses the needs of both developers, implementors, and users who want to leverage the strengths of Windows clients and UNIX servers."

Businesses and governments worldwide use SCO Business Critical Servers to run their critical operations, accessing and distributing information across local and global boundaries and networks. SCO's mission is to continue leading the growth of this important new market by delivering the most robust system software for Business Critical Servers. SCO is recognized worldwide as the leading supplier of UNIX server systems. (source: IDC). -0- Note to Editors: SCO, The Santa Cruz Operation, and the SCO logo, are registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the USA and other countries. Windows Friendly is a trademark of IXI Limited. UNIX is a registered trademark in the US and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

CONTACT: The Santa Cruz Operation Inc.

Barbara LoFranco, 408/427-7157

Rourke & Co.

Christina Bowden, 408/453-9194
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