Caldera Introduces Developer-Targeted Technology, Caldera OpenLinux Workstation, Release 3.1
Next Generation of Caldera's Award-Winning eDesktop Product Unifies UNIX and Linux Platforms
OREM, Utah--June 26, 2001-- Caldera® International Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the global leader "Unifying UNIX® with Linux® for BusinessTM," Tuesday announced its release of Caldera OpenLinuxTM Workstation, release 3.1.
The release of this product occurs simultaneously with Caldera's OpenLinux Server and Open UNIX 8 products.
The successor to the award-winning OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4, the Workstation is a complete, self-hosted Linux-based operating system for developers who wish to create commercial, Open Source, or corporate applications for an open standard environment, including the proposed Linux Standard Base (LSB), using JavaTM, C and C++.
It enables developers to create applications deployable on the thinnest of clients to high-end data center servers.
"Our new Workstation product is an ideal environment for developing on Linux or developing for Linux-compatible platforms such as Caldera's Open UNIX 8," said Drew Spencer, chief technology officer at Caldera.
"For the development lifecycle, it provides developers the necessary tools to build, test and deploy business applications in a secure, supported, and scalable server setting -- while developing in an easy to use, developer-friendly environment."
"Time and again, IDC's surveys show that one of the most important uses of Linux is software development," said Dan Kusnetzky, vice president of system software research for IDC. "Caldera's work to provide a unified environment for UNIX and Linux development would certainly be attractive to developers."
Built on the Linux 2.4 kernel, Workstation features a completely self-hosted environment, KDE 2.1, glibc 2.2.1, and XFree86 4.0.2.
In addition, it incorporates SUN® Microsystems JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM) Software Development Kit version 1.3, StarOfficeTM 5.2 and ForteTM for JavaTM, release 2.0, and JBuilderTM 4 Foundation from Borland®.
"By including Java technology in the new OpenLinux Workstation, Caldera is leveraging for its customers the momentum the Java 2 platform has as the industry standard for developing and deploying enterprise solutions," said Kristinn Thorleifsson, product marketing manager, Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, Sun Microsystems Inc.
"Workstation combines the features of Java technology with Linux to produce a robust environment for the development of highly reliable and scalable business applications."
"Borland is pleased to work with Caldera to offer developers a Linux environment targeted for their needs," said Frank Slootman, vice president of products at Borland Software. "Like Borland's suite of products, Caldera's Developer Workstation supports rapid development, offering improved time to market, high productivity, and performance."
The Workstation functions as an integrated client for all Caldera server offerings -- OpenLinux Server, Open UNIX and OpenServer -- and includes the Caldera® VolutionTM management agent.
In addition, the product includes a 60-day subscription to Caldera® VolutionTM Online, Caldera's new online management solution, and 60-day email installation support.
Further, Workstation is the main technology for Caldera's Developer Products and Services business line and is the base component Caldera's Professional Services uses to deliver specialized Linux-based client platforms for OEMs, Internet devices and thin clients.
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Pricing, Availability and Support
The suggested price for single licenses to Caldera's OpenLinux Workstation with Support is $99, and licenses to Caldera's OpenLinux Workstation are $59 each. Both product lines include a 60-day Caldera Volution Online subscription.
Caldera OpenLinux Workstation licenses are available through Caldera's distributors, Caldera's Developer Network, OEMs, and Professional Services. Licenses may be purchased by ordering online at http://shop.caldera.com/caldera/gsummary.jsp, faxing a purchase order to Gina Boll at 831/427-7944, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Caldera OpenLinux Workstation, release 3.1 dial 888/GoLinux or visit http://www.caldera.com/products/workstation.
Caldera International Inc.
Caldera International is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business." Caldera specializes in the development, deployment and management of UNIX and Linux-based clients and servers.
Based in Orem, Caldera has offices and 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com.
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The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The company wishes to advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.
Those factors include the failure of the product(s) described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of various Open Source licenses; our reliance on third party developers of components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; and disruption in the company's distribution sales channel.
These and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.
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