Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) has announced its first application to run on Linux in an attempt to deflect the threat of the open source operating system by embracing it.
Over recent months, the Unix operating system (OS) supplier has made considerable strides in adopting Linux, investing in distributors, Caldera and Turbolinux, joining Linux International and enabling its UnixWare 7 OS to run Linux based packages.
But Tarantella, which enables users to run legacy applications in a webbrowser without needing to recode them, will now be available on Linux distributions from Caldera, Turbolinux and SuSE from the second quarter.
And the company also hopes to integrate Tarantella technology into other products from Linux distributors.
Peter Bondar, SCO's vice president of marketing, said at the Linuxworld show in New York this week: "We are also involved in discussions with many of the leading Linux OEM vendors regarding usingTarantella technologies with their respective platforms in a variety of ways.For example, using the Tarantella webtop for administration and using TarantellaExpress with their Linux appliance server offerings."
Mike Orr, SCO's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, also indicated that the company's commitment to Linux could deepen over time.
"In addition toTarantella, which will now run on a wide variety of Unix and Linux platforms, weplan to offer further innovative, cross platform serverware in the future," he said.
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