Project Legend

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 2003-08-18 Print this article Print

SCO will extend "its winning product advantages over the past year, including high reliability, seamless integration, hardware enhancements and broad application compatibility," he said. SCOs OpenServer product, which has been in the market for more than a decade and used by companies ranging from Pizza Hut to BMW, will support a plethora of new hardware platforms and devices. SCOs next major release, code-named Project Legend, will be released in beta at next years SCO Forum event and will be available by the end of that year. It is targeted at new applications and hardware support and aimed at meeting new and growing business scenarios.
"Our objective with Legend is to provide new database, Java and application support as well as new hardware support and expanded security features. We will also improve Windows compatibility and Web support to make these as Web services-enabled as possible," he said.
Turning to its Unix OS product, UnixWare, Hughes said the next release will incorporate all SCO Updates and expand hardware and security support. It will also be Web Services-enabled and contain additional horizontal services. SCOs update system for its operating system, SCO Update, was delivered over the past year. SCO on Monday also made available its UnixWare Office Mail Server 2.0, now bundled with its UnixWare operating system. Next page: A toolkit for SCO Smallfoot.

Peter Galli has been a financial/technology reporter for 12 years at leading publications in South Africa, the UK and the US. He has been Investment Editor of South Africa's Business Day Newspaper, the sister publication of the Financial Times of London.

He was also Group Financial Communications Manager for First National Bank, the second largest banking group in South Africa before moving on to become Executive News Editor of Business Report, the largest daily financial newspaper in South Africa, owned by the global Independent Newspapers group.

He was responsible for a national reporting team of 20 based in four bureaus. He also edited and contributed to its weekly technology page, and launched a financial and technology radio service supplying daily news bulletins to the national broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which were then distributed to some 50 radio stations across the country.

He was then transferred to San Francisco as Business Report's U.S. Correspondent to cover Silicon Valley, trade and finance between the US, Europe and emerging markets like South Africa. After serving that role for more than two years, he joined eWeek as a Senior Editor, covering software platforms in August 2000.

He has comprehensively covered Microsoft and its Windows and .Net platforms, as well as the many legal challenges it has faced. He has also focused on Sun Microsystems and its Solaris operating environment, Java and Unix offerings. He covers developments in the open source community, particularly around the Linux kernel and the effects it will have on the enterprise.

He has written extensively about new products for the Linux and Unix platforms, the development of open standards and critically looked at the potential Linux has to offer an alternative operating system and platform to Windows, .Net and Unix-based solutions like Solaris.

His interviews with senior industry executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Linus Torvalds, the original developer of the Linux operating system, Sun CEO Scot McNealy, and Bill Zeitler, a senior vice president at IBM.

For numerous examples of his writing you can search under his name at the eWEEK Website at


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