The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) has bundled a range of its Windows-to-Unix integration products together to create the Vision97 suite and added the ability to distribute them via a central server.
In the past, customers could only buy the products separately and load them individually on to their PCs. The suite is aimed at Internet users and SCO is marketing it under its 'Internet Way of Computing' banner.
Christian Curtis, SCO?s product marketing executive, said: ?Vision97 is an interim step for us because it enables users to centrally manage and install the software on their PC from a central server. The next step is Tarantella, which is due in September, and removes the need for any software on the client at all. All you need is a browser and any type of network device such as a network computer or mobile phone.?
The Vision97 suite includes updated versions of VisionFS, which enables PC users to access files across the Internet without needing to download them, and XVision Eclipse, for customers wanting to access X-based applications from a Web browser on their PC.
It is available now for all major flavours of Unix and costs #350 for a single user licence and #240 per user for a 50-user license. Each of the Vision97 products can still also be purchased separately.
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