Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) will launch its Internet Way of Computing (IWoC) strategy at Internet World in New York next week.
IWoC, an umbrella term used to describe SCO?s new-found dedication to the Internet/Intranet space, will see the firm adding Java support across its entire product line.
The first deliverables will appear in the first half of 1997 and culminate in Gemini, the merged SCO Unix and Unixware offering, at the end of 1997. Gemini will not only include a Java Virtual Machine, but also a fully integrated version of Netscape?s Fast Track entry level hypertext process demon (HTPD) server.
Malcolm Etchells, SCO?s channel marketing director, said: ?Our Windows-friendly strategy is still in place, but the Internet has caused a paradigm shift and we?re responding to that. In the old client/server world, you developed for the server, but also for each client you used, which is where high cost issues came in. But, Java is more cost-effective, which is why people are so interested in it.?
As a result, SCO will also announce that it has now abandoned its former strategy of simply supporting X-terminals or Windows-based PCs by adding network computers and any device that supports Java to the list.
It new emulation software, codenamed Tarantella, enables users to run their existing applications on any Java-enabled device. The product, which users will need to install on a separate server running SCO, Sun, IBM or Hewlett-Packard flavours of Unix, is due at the end of August next year and is the latest fruit of SCO?s Visionware unit.
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