From: t...@sco.COM (Tim Ruckle)
Subject: SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Version 4.0 Operating System
Date: 1 Feb 92 06:36:33 GMT
Sender: ed...@xenitec.on.ca (Ed Hew)
Organization: The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
January 1, 1992 ... The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) is now
accepting orders for Version 4.0 of the SCO UNIX Operating System for
386 and 486 computers based on Industry Standard Architecture (ISA),
Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EISA), or Micro Channel
Architecture (MCA). Updates for users of earlier versions, and
upgrades for users of SCO XENIX System V or other versions of UNIX
System V, will also be available. Product and availability information
The SCO UNIX Operating System is the business choice of organizations
requiring a proven open systems software platform that runs on all
standard 386/486 computers.
Version 4.0 takes the power and ease-of-use of the SCO UNIX System
to new heights by incorporating a wide range of improvements to user
interfaces, system capacity, network and device support, and product
packaging in an easy-to-install, intelligent-update package. These
enhancements to earlier versions of the SCO UNIX Operating System
improve system capacity, user productivity, and operational flexibility.
First customer shipments of Version 4.0 of the SCO UNIX Operating
System, the SCO UNIX Operating System Version 4.0 Direct Update, and
the SCO UNIX Operating System Direct Upgrade are anticipated in the
first half of February, 1992.
NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 4.0:
- The SCO Shell menu-driven user interface for commonly used
- Supports symbolic links and long filenames
- Dialers for popular high-speed modems
- Additional UUCP protocols
- Supports 512 Mbytes of RAM
- Supports unlimited SCSI host bus adapters, 7 disk drivers per
adapter, and SCSI disk drivers larger than 1 Gbyte (formatted)
- Four configurable levels of system security: Low, Traditional
UNIX, Improved, and High (U.S. government enhanced C2 level)
- Boot-time loadable driver support allows device drivers to be
linked to the kernel at boot-time
- Scan-code support for DOS keyboard combinations
VERSION 4.0 ENHANCEMENTS:
- CD-ROM installation available
- New in-place update option
- Support for more:
- SCSI host adapters
- CD-ROM drivers
- Compatibility and interoperability with DOS 4.0 and 5.0.
- Enhancements to:
- System administration
- MMDF mail delivery subsystem
- SCSI subsystem
SCO UNIX Operating System User's Guide
SCO UNIX Operating System System Administrator's Guide
SCO UNIX Operating System User's Reference
SCO UNIX Operating System System Administrator's Reference
SCO Shell User's Guide
SCO UNIX Operating System Tutorial
SCO UNIX Operating System Permuted Index for Reference Manuals
SCO UNIX Operating System Installation Guide
SCO UNIX Operating System Version 4.0 Release Notes
Hardware: Any 386 or 486 computer based on Industry Standard
Architecture (ISA), Extended Industry Standard
Architecture (EISA), or Micro Channel Architecture
Display: Hercules, CGA, EGA, VGA, or XGA (serial console
also supported on some machines)
RAM: 2 Mbytes (minimum)
8 Mbytes (recommended)
Disk Space: 40 Mbytes (minimum)
80 Mbytes (recommended)
Media: 5.25" or 3.5" diskette, QIC-24 tape, or CD-ROM
Standard PC Standard ST506 (MFM or RLL) ESDI controllers, or
Devices: supported SCSI host adapters, with appropriate
All low- and high-density 3.5" (1.44 Mbyte) and
5.25" (1.2 Mbyte) disk drives
Standard mice, modems, multiport serial adapters,
tape drives, and uninterruptable power supplies
(1) Effective immediately, all new orders for the SCO UNIX Operating
System will be held until Version 4.0 is available.
(2) The current releases of SCO TCP/IP (Release 1.1.3) and SCO NFS
(Release 1.1.1) will continue to work with the new version of the
Operating System. The new release of SCO NFS (Release 1.2) is
required for full support of long filenames and symbolic links.
(3) Product and availability information for the SCO UNIX Operating
System bundle with SCO TCP/IP and SCO NFS will be made available in
a forthcoming Product Announcement.
(4) Multiprocessing systems with Version 4.0 of the SCO UNIX
Operating System require Release 2.0 of SCO MPX. SCO MPX Release 1.1
will be included in the SCO MPX Release 2.0 package for users of SCO
Open Desktop Release 1.1 until SCO Open Desktop Release 2.0 is
(5) A single packaged SCO UNIX Operating System product now supports
all three standard system architectures: Micro Channel, ISA, and
EISA. When ordering product or maintaining inventory, you need
choose only your media distribution.
(6) The SCO UNIX Operating System Direct Update is designed to take
users of previous SCO UNIX Operating System releases to the Version
4.0 level. Each Direct Update consists of complete media distribution
and documentation. The Version 4.0 update performs an intelligent,
in-place update on Version 2.0 systems if extended DOS partitions are
not required. It may also be used to perform a full re-installation
of an earlier SCO UNIX System version. Users may update their
diskette-based systems to cartridge-tape distribution at no extra cost.
Cartridge-tape distribution requires a 3.5" 135tpi or 5.25" 96tpi floppy
disk drive plus QIC-02 or SCSI tape controller and drive capable of
handling 60-Mbyte QIC-24 tape format. To install the Update, customers
must use their previous Activation Keys and Serial Numbers.
(7) The SCO UNIX Operating System Direct Upgrade is designed to enable
SCO XENIX System V or other UNIX System V users to upgrade to the SCO
UNIX Operating System. The Upgrade is available for existing SCO XENIX
installations, as well as for many other vendors' implementations of UNIX
System V for 386 and 486 systems. End users moving from other vendors'
implementations of UNIX System V must exchange their boot diskettes, and
for each Upgrade ordered, end users must sign an Upgrade License Supplement.
The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. reserves the right to change or modify
any of the product specifications or features described herein without
notice. This product summary is for information only. SCO makes no
express or implied representations or warranties in this summary.
All references to the SCO UNIX Operating System or the SCO UNIX System
refer to the SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Operating System.