History of SCO
SCO (Nasdaq: SCOC) is a global leader in server system software for networked
business computing. SCO's corporate headquarters are in Santa Cruz, California,
with sales offices in more than 80 countries.
1979 - SCO founded by Doug and Larry Michels as a UNIX® system
porting and consulting company.
1983 - SCO delivers the first packaged UNIX System (called SCO®
XENIX® System V) for Intel® 8086 and 8088 processor-based PCs. It provides
small businesses with the first affordable business-critical computing
1984 - SCO creates a two-tier channel model for distributing general-purpose
operating systems worldwide. SCO works with distributors, resellers, application
developers, and computer manufacturers to build what is now a $4 billion
market for Intel processor based solutions that run SCO server software.
1985 - SCO delivers SCO XENIX 286 for Intel 80286 processor-based
systems. SCO XENIX 286 delivers on SCO's commitment to "upward compatibility,"
the ability of an operating system to run applications developed on earlier
versions (in this case, SCO XENIX System V).
1986 - SCO acquires division of Logica Ltd in UK, creating first
SCO European headquarters.
1986 - SCO establishes SCO XENIX 286 as the first OEM "reference
sell" model for unbundled UNIX Systems - computer manufacturers recommend
SCO XENIX 286 to customers who want to run a UNIX System on their computers.
1987 - SCO hosts the "386 Summit" in San Francisco, the first
gathering of computing manufacturers and software developers to preview
the new era of 32-bit business computing on the Intel hardware platform.
1987 - SCO hosts the first SCO Forum conference (called that year
"The SCO XENIX 386 Developer Conference"). This unique educational conference
for the international UNIX systems community is held each summer on the
redwood-forested campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz,
overlooking Monterey Bay.
1987 - SCO ships SCO XENIX 386, the first 32-bit operating system
(and first UNIX System) for Intel 386 processor-based systems.
1989 - SCO ships SCO® UNIX® System V/386, the first volume commercial
product licensed by AT&T to use the UNIX System trademark.
1989 - SCO introduces SCO® Open Desktop®, the first 32-bit graphical
user interface for UNIX Systems running on Intel processor-based computers.
1990 - SCO acquires HCR, establishing SCO Canada.
1990 - SCO delivers SCO® MPX™, the first packaged software to
support the new Intel multiprocessor-based computers.
1992 - SCO launches SCO OpenServer™ family of operating system
1993 - SCO goes public on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange with ticker
1993 - SCO acquires IXI, establishing SCO's Cambridge development
1994 - SCO acquires Visionware and establishes Leeds office in
1994 - SCO co-hosts the First International Conference on the
World-Wide Web in Geneva, Switzerland.
1995 - SCO delivers the first commercially distributed web browser,
IXI Mosaic, licensed from NCSA.
1995 - SCO acquires UNIX System source technology business from
Novell Corporation (which had acquired it from AT&T's UNIX System Laboratories).
SCO also acquires the UnixWare® 2 operating system from Novell.
1996 - SCO launches first initiative of computer vendors to establish
a standard UNIX system for volume Intel processor-based servers in the
enterprise - the Big E initiative.
1997 - SCO introduces Tarantella® web-enabling software, providing
centralized deployment and management of server-based applications across
1997 - SCO delivers the first clustering solution for Intel processor-based
1998 - SCO delivers UnixWare 7 operating system, the most advanced
server operating system for Intel processors.
1998 - SCO launches the first initiative by computer vendors to
establish a standard UNIX System for Intel processor-based servers in
the data center - the Data Center Initiative.
1998 - Project Monterey: SCO and IBM, with the support of Intel
agree to develop a high-volume enterprise UNIX system for Intel IA-32
and IA-64 systems. The result will be a single product line that will
run on IA-32, IA-64 and IBM microprocessor systems that range from entry-level
servers to large enterprise environments.
1998 - SCO delivers UnixWare for Intel's "Merced" (BL2) processor,
the first stable UNIX System development platform for Intel's IA-64 processor
(now called "Itanium™").
1999 - SCO delivers UnixWare 7 Release 7.1, featuring new Webtop
(based on Tarantella technology), plus new Business and Data Center editions.
1999 - SCO delivers new Appliance Server Technology; Compaq Computer
Corporation and Micron Electronics are first strategic OEM customers to
use the new technology.
1999 - SCO delivers UnixWare® 7 NonStop® Clusters software for
1999 - SCO launches numerous Open Source initiatives: 1) Offers
free Open Source applications and tools to SCO customers; 2) Extends Professional
Services to include audits and deployment consultation for customers interested
in installing Linux and Open Source technologies; 3) Invests in LinuxMall.com,
the leading portal for Linux-related products and services; 4) Enters
strategic agreement with TurboLinux to develop services for TurboLinux's
TurboCluster Server and provide Linux Professional Services for TurboLinux
1999 - SCO announces Tarantella Enterprise II, providing instant
web access to Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 applications, over the Internet,
using Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).