Executive Summary

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-01-06 Print this article Print

: SCO Linux 4"> Executive Summary: SCO Linux 4

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
SCO Linux 4, the first distribution weve reviewed from the UnitedLinux project, offers companies a sensible path to bringing Linux to their enterprise servers. As part of the UnitedLinux group, SCO Linux should provide compatibility with a wide range of hardware and software, along with support from The SCO Groups reseller network.

Cost Analysis

SCO Linux 4 contains a mix of open-source and proprietary software and is licensed on a per-server basis. The product costs $599 to $2,199, depending on support options.

(+) UnitedLinux core for software and hardware compatibility. (-) Configuration tools lack the polish of those from Red Hat and SuSE.

Evaluation Short List
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • SuSE Linux Advanced Server 8
  • www.sco.com

    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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