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SCO OpenServer 5.0.7

14 January 2003: SCO announces product and availability details for SCO OpenServer[TM] Release 5.0.7, the latest full release for the SCO OpenServer family of products. This release also includes the initial offering of the new SCO Update Service for electronic delivery of incremental feature enhancements up to and including SCO OpenServer[TM] Release 5.0.8.

Also included in this announcement is information regarding new bundled and supported Open Source software components, additional Media Kits, and the release of NeTraverse Merge 5.3 for SCO OpenServer.

A full set of new license keys, upgrade, and trade-in keys are also provided in this release. This announcement includes:

This announcement includes:
1. Product Description

2. Availability

3. New Features for SCO OpenServer 5.0.7

--- 3.1. New Hardware Support

--- 3.2. New Features

4. Optional Services

5. SCO Skunkware

6. SCO Update Service for SCO OpenServer 5.0.7

7. SCO OpenServer Development Kits

8. New Model Numbers and Pricing

9. Upgrades and Trade-Ins

10. Optional Services

11. Media Kit Contents

12. Software Enhancement Service

13. SCO Technical Support

14. SCO Educational Services

15. System Requirements

Product Description

This Signature release of SCO OpenServer demonstrates the commitment of SCO to the company's most popular operating system. SCO OpenServer[TM] Release 5.0.7 is the successor to SCO OpenServer[TM] Release 5.0.6.

SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 is released in three versions: the Enterprise System, the Host System, and the Desktop System. User bands, network capabilities, and CPU licenses remain as they were for the SCO OpenServer 5.0.6 release. Highlights of this release include:

* SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Media Kits: In addition to the standard media kit, a new compact media kit is now available. This kit contains 1.44MB boot floppies and CD-ROM media only, which provides all of the software necessary to install any component of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7, including evaluation and demonstration versions of the product.

* SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 License Packs: Available for the Enterprise, Host, and Desktop versions, giving customers the most cost-effective solutions for their computing needs. Version license keys and upgrade and trade-in licenses for SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 are new. User bands and CPU licensing remain consistent with SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.6.

* SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 includes the following new, fully-supported products: Samba, Mozilla, OpenSSL, OpenSLP, and OpenSSH, OpenLDAP, and many other commonly used Open Source libraries and tools. Pearl and Apache are now fully integrated into the system, and Apache has been enhanced with support for PHP, XML, ASP, and other Apache technologies such as mod_perl. For text-based web browsing, Lynx is now provided with this release. The Squid caching proxy server, BIND, FTP Daemon, and IP Filter have been updated.

* SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 features SCO Update Service, a new concept that allows SCO customers early access to incremental SCO OpenServer releases through easy-to-install, regularly scheduled Upgrade Packs. Upgrade Packs are delivered electronically or, optionally, distributed on CD-ROM. This service can be purchased bundled with any version of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7, or as a stand-alone enhancement. For more information on SCO Update Service, refer to the SCO Update Service White Paper at:



SCO is now accepting orders for the SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Media Kits and all License Packs. The English versions of the Compact and Standard Media Kits will ship from the United States on 14 February 2003. The English, French, and German versions of the Standard Media Kits will ship worldwide in April 2003.

New Features for SCO OpenServer 5.0.7

3.1 New Hardware Support

  • The Universal Serial Bus features of SCO OpenServer 5.0.6 have been replaced with a UDI-based implementation that includes:

    + USB 2.0 support for EHCI Host Controllers

    + USB 1.1 support for OHCI and UHCI Host Controllers

    + Bootable USB CD-ROM support

    + Class Drivers, including Keyboards, Pointing Devices, CD-ROMs, Floppy, and Mass Storage Devices + LS-120 and LS-240 disk drives

  • Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) 100/133 support

  • Writeable EIDE CD-RW support from Microlite, Corp.

  • Updated PC-Card and new Card-Bus support

  • PCI Serial and Parallel card support for legacy-free platforms

  • LS-120 and LS-240 drive support

  • New and enhanced Graphic, Network, and HBA device drivers

  • Updated and integrated Uniform Driver Interface (UDI)

  • New processor and chip set support

    + Intel(R) Pentium[TM] 4

    + Intel Xeon[TM]

    + AMD(R) Athlon[TM] XP

    + AMD Athlon MP

    3.2 New Features

  • New Java JDK 1.3.1

  • Java runtime now installed in the base product

  • Graphics, Web and X-11 libraries (gwxlibs) a collection of libraries that allow for easy porting of Open Source software to SCO OpenServer

  • New Network Services:

    + Samba, Squid, OpenSSL (Secure Sockets Layer), and OpenSSH (Secure Shell)

  • Updated Network features:

    + BIND, FTP, IP Filter

    + Apache has been updated and integrated with PHP, XML, ASP, and mod_perl support

  • DocView, the new online documentation system for all SCO operating systems

  • Updated portions of libc from UnixWare(R) 7.1.3

  • New GNU tools for developers, such as the GNU Compiler Collection

    (GCC), the GNU debugger, and other related tools such as GNU diff, wget, and CVS

  • Mozilla web browser, in addition to the traditional Netscape Communicator[TM] browser

  • Lynx for character-based browsing

  • New UnixWare and OpenServer Development Kit (UDK) 7.1.3

  • Enabled for Electronic Maintenance and SCO Update Service

    Optional Services

    NeTraverse Merge[TM] 5.3, the successor to SCO Merge 5.1, is introduced in this release. Merge supports the use of Windows as a guest operating system, allowing applications to run exactly as they would in a native environment. New and enhanced Merge features include:

  • Support for Windows(R) Me, Windows(R) 98 Second Edition, as well as DOS applications

  • Support for Microsoft(R) Windows VNET Networking on SCO OpenServer systems, allowing Merge users, UNIX users, and native Microsoft Windows users to share files and print facilities via Microsoft Windows Network Neighborhood

  • Audio playback support (using 3rd party device drivers from http://www.4front-tech.com)

  • Zoomless installation of Windows. A UNIX console is not required during the installation of Windows. This increases the ease of installation and also enables the installation of Windows on Merge from remote X-Clients.

  • Support for web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and 6, as well as versions 4.x, 6.x, and 7 of Netscape[TM] Communicator. A wide variety of personal and office productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office 2000 and Outlook, are also supported.

  • New and more flexible window resizing options

  • Automatic creation of D: drive for user data

  • Serial line speeds of 115,200 baud

  • Available Windows memory increased to 128MB

  • Wheel mouse support

    Contents of SCO OpenServer Optional Services CD-ROM

    * NeTraverse Merge 5.3
    * Samba Release 2.2.6
    * SCO PPP from Morning Star 2.1.4a
    * SCO Advanced File and Print Server 4.0.2
    * SCO Internet Security Package 1.0.0d
    * SCO Strong Encryption Supplement 1.0.0d
    * Microsoft Client Software 4.0.2
    * APP619B: AFPS Windows(R) patch
    * Netscape Communicator 4.7.0h

    SCO Skunkware[TM]

    With this release of SCO OpenServer, software formerly provided on the SCO Skunkware[TM] CD-ROM is now available from the download section of the SCO web site. Because the software in the SCO Skunkware collection is frequently revised, this change means SCO customers now have continual access to the latest versions of these products. For this release, the packages currently available are:

    Cdrtools (includes mkisofs & cdrecord)1.11a39
    GNU Pthreads1.4.1
    Mtools DOS Utilities Disk3.9.8
    The Gimp1.2.3
    Vim editor6.1
    Interactive Image ViewerXV 3.10a

    ...and much more!

    NOTE: Any material available in the SCO Skunkware download area of the SCO Web Site is provided as-is for the convenience of SCO customers, is sold without warranty of any kind, and is void of any Technical Support assistance whatsoever.

    SCO Update Service for SCO OpenServer 5.0.7

    With the release of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7, SCO introduces the new SCO Update Service. As part of a major change in the SCO operating system release cycle, the SCO Update Service offers early access to new SCO OpenServer features and functionality, on a more frequent and regular schedule. Additionally, this innovative service allows for electronic delivery of product maintenance and upgrades.

    With this new concept of incremental product upgrades, SCO OpenServer features and enhancements are made available as they are completed. Customers no longer have to wait through the traditional 18-month operating system release cycle to gain access to the features they need to support the deployment of their business critical applications. Additionally, applying SCO Update Service releases is much simpler than performing complete operating system installations and eliminates the need for major, disruptive upgrades.

    Updates to SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 are delivered in Upgrade Packs, which include new features, maintenance and security fixes, and new and updated drivers. Each Upgrade Pack is cumulative, including the contents of previous packs.

    Upgrade Packs are available on a 4 to 5 month cycle and can be downloaded from the SCO Update Service web site. Optionally, customers can elect to receive Upgrade Packs via CD-ROM. For a fixed fee, the SCO Update Service Upgrade option includes access to four (4) Upgrade Packs, where the fourth pack will upgrade systems to SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.8, allowing SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 customers to lock in their upgrade costs for the next 12 to 18 month period.

    Customers who decide not to purchase the SCO Update Service Upgrade option can make use of the SCO Update Service web site to obtain basic maintenance items (as provided today for SCO OpenServer 5.0.6), such as general fixes, security fixes, and updated drivers.

    With either option, registering at the SCO Update Service web site ensures customers that they are proactively notified of new SCO Update Service offerings.

    Customers who do not opt for the SCO Update Service Upgrade option can still secure the next release of SCO OpenServer at reduced prices by trading up to a new release when they are ready. Trade-in prices will average approximately 50% of the standard list price for the new release.

    The SCO Update Service for SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 may be purchased bundled with any version of SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7, or may be purchased separately at any time up to and including the release of the next to last Upgrade Pack before SCO OpenServer 5.0.8. To take advantage of the CD-ROM distribution option, a separate license key must be ordered. Model numbers and pricing are contained below.

    SCO OpenServer Development Kits

    SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 provides three development environments in the Media Kit.

  • SCO OpenServer Development System, located on the SCO OpenServer base CD-ROM, is only intended for the continued development of legacy applications, COFF binaries, and SCO OpenServer native device drivers. For new development, one of the other development systems should be used.

  • GNU Development Tools, located on the SCO OpenServer base CD-ROM, is intended for the development of new applications, including Open Source-based code. This kit includes the GNU compilers, debugger, object tools, libraries, and other Open Source tools. These tools are license-free.

  • UnixWare and OpenServer Development Kit (UDK), located on the UnixWare and OpenServer Development Kit CD-ROM, presents a cross-development environment for both SCO OpenServer and UnixWare and is described below.

    SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 introduces a set of backwards-incompatible changes to the base development and runtime system. To maintain a uniform execution environment on previous OpenServer releases, supplements OSS646A and OSS631B should be installed on releases prior to SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7.

    This latest release of the UnixWare and OpenServer Development Kit (UDK) is designed to supercede the kit offered with UnixWare 7.1.2 (Open UNIX 8). It contains updated C and C++ compilers and the graphical debug tool that enables the rapid development of applications for SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7.

    Key features of the new development kit include: the Java 2 Standard Edition Version 1.3.1 SDK, which includes the Java compiler, interpreter, classes, runtime environment, and Netscape Java plug-in module; virtually complete conformance to the ISO/IEC 14882:1998 C++ Standard and the ISO/IEC 9899:1999 C Standard; C++ standard library, enhanced math library, and an enhanced graphical debugger. This kit can be used to develop applications that can also be deployed on UnixWare 7.1.2 (Open UNIX 8) and UnixWare 7.1.1.

    The Compatibility Modules for SCO OpenServer are once again supported with the UDK, as was the case with UnixWare 7.1.1. They are installed by default with SCO OpenServer 5.0.7.

    The new UDK may be installed as a free upgrade on SCO OpenServer 5.0.6 and SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 if the UnixWare and OpenServer Development Kit is licensed on the system, otherwise a license key for the UDK is required.

    General Information

    Upgrade: The SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Media Kit is designed to upgrade systems from SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.5 and 5.0.6 to SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7. When using an SCO OpenServer Upgrade or Trade-In license, all CPUs, additional users, Optional Services components, and Development Systems will remain valid after the installation of the new license is completed.

    Customers with older variant 16-, 32-, 64-, 128-, and 512-User server licenses should contact their SCO representative to have these licenses converted to the appropriate combination of SCO OpenServer 5 User Licenses.

    Trade-In: All versions of SCO OpenServer prior to Release 5.0.6 or any release of SCO Open Desktop, SCO UNIX, or SCO XENIX require a Trade-In license to bring the system current with SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7. When using a Trade-In license to bring the system current with the SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 release from any previous SCO Operating System listed above, a Fresh installation is required. A fresh installation and new license is also required when upgrading SCO Merge 5.1 to NeTraverse Merge 5.3 on SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7.

    Inter-Edition Trade-In: Customers wishing to migrate from an SCO OpenServer Desktop or SCO OpenServer Host System to the SCO OpenServer Enterprise System must also purchase an Inter-Edition Trade-In license as well as an Upgrade or Trade-In license, to bring the system up to the current SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7.

    NOTE: Upgrades and Trade-Ins may require supporting proof of purchase of the original full license.

    The SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Media Kits contain the following:

    SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 1.44MB Boot Disk 5.0.7 Diskette
    SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Run Time Operating System
    SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Development System
    SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Symmetrical Multiprocessing
    SCO PPP from Morningstar 2.1.4a
    SCO Virtual Disk Manager
    GNU Development Tools (includes gcc 2.95.3)
    UnixWare and OpenServer Development Kit 7.1.3
    Java 2 Standard Edition SDK Version 1.3.1
    Audio Configuration Mgr & Drivers Supplement 1.0.1b
    ISA PNP Support for SCO OpenServer Release 504
    Microsoft Client Software 4.0.2
    Netraverse Merge 5.3
    Netscape Communicator 4.7.0h
    Samba 2.2.6
    SCO Advanced File & Print Server 4.0.2
    SCO Internet Security Package 1.0.0d
    SCO PPP from Morning Star 2.1.4a
    SCO Strong Encryption Supplement 1.0.0b
    APP619B: AFPS Windows patch
    OSS646A: Execution Environment Update
    OSS631B: Graphics, Web, and X-11 Libraries
    SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 READ ME FIRST Document
    SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Getting Started Guide

    NOTE: Some of the products contained on the UnixWare and OpenServer Development System CD-ROM are not intended to install on the SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 OS platform.

    Minimum hardware requirements:
  • 32MB of RAM
  • Hard disk space:

    + 400MB for a Host System
    + 550MB for a Desktop System
    + 600MB for an Enterprise System
    + An additional 100MB for Internet Services

  • A single Intel or 100% Intel-compatible processor, including:

    + Intel 486, Pentium, Pentium II, III, 4, Celeron, and Xeon CPUs
    + AMD K5, K6, Duron, Athlon, Athlon XP, and Athlon MP CPUs

  • Supported Video Adapter
  • Supported Mass Storage Adapter
  • Supported Mouse

    Recommended hardware requirements:

  • 64MB to 256MB of RAM
  • 2GB SCSI III or better hard disk
  • 2 to 4 Intel or 100% Intel-compatible processors, including:

    + Intel Pentium III, Pentium 4, and Xeon CPUs
    + AMD Athlon MP CPU

  • RAID or Ultra-SCSI Mass Storage Adapter
  • Supported Video Adapter
  • upported Mouse
  • Supported Network Adapter

    Maximum hardware supported:

  • 4GB of RAM
  • 137GB IDE hard disk
  • 500GB SCSI hard disk
  • 1 CPU for a Desktop System
  • 4 CPUs for Host and Enterprise Systems

    This information was provided by:

    Kieran O'Shaughnessy
    Regional General Manager ANZ
    The SCO Group

    Last Updated: Mon Oct 27 08:29:32 EST 2014

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