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Sco Unixware 7.1.4

Sco Unixware

Introducing the UnixWare 7.1.4 Small Business Edition

The UnixWare 7.1.4 Small Business Edition (SBE) is the new Edition for customers that need a full-featured, low cost server platform for supporting edge of network services or as a file and print server. It is configured and priced to meet a wide range of needs, including support for a small business or for low budget pilot projects that need to quickly scale up to production if the pilot is successful.

The Small Business Edition contains all of the same performance, reliability and scalability features that you have come to expect from UnixWare, and is packaged with a single user and 1 GB of memory. Like all the UnixWare Editions, additional users, and memory can be added to the SBE. However, when customers consider licensing additional resources for the SBE, they may find it more economical to “cross-grade” to a Business Edition instead of licensing additional resources for the SBE.

Additional Value in the Most Popular Editions

The default configurations of the most popular edition of UnixWare have been redefined to provide even greater value to your business.

UnixWare 7.1.4 Editions and the corresponding default configurations are shown in the following table. Note that changes from the previous versions of UnixWare are in red.

UnixWare 7.1.4

 

Small Business

Base

Business

Departmental

Enterprise

Data Center

USERS

1

1

10

25

50

150

CPUs

32*

32*

32*

32*

32*

32*

MEMORY

1GB

2GB

4GB

8GB

16GB

32GB

*Note that all UnixWare 7.1.4 editions now are licensed for 32 logical CPUs.

New Installation of UnixWare 7.1.4 as well as upgrades immediately benefit from the additional value in UnixWare 7.1.4

Enhanced Security Services

The enhanced security features ensure secure transmission of information over the internet, and protect your internal network from outside intrusion. IPSEC has been added to provide VPN services and OpenSSL and OpenSSH are updated for secure transmission over the internet.

Security enhancements have also been included in Sendmail and FTP. With Maintenance Pack 1, Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) capability will was added to enable system administrators to define custom authentication procedures for various system services. SAMBA has also been PAM-enabled in both the single and multi-byte modes and file and file system encryption support has also been added.

More Choices for Applications

UnixWare 7.1.4 application support has been enhanced with updated versions of Java and perl and the popular Mozilla browser has been added to the media kit to replace the old browser. In addition, the popular Open Source relational data bases PostgreSQL and MySQL are available in the media kit as fully supported options.

Installation Improvements

A fresh installation of UnixWare 7.1.4 is more efficient than previous versions of UnixWare. During installation, the system is automatically tuned for the number of users and CPUs. The UnixWare 7.1.4 boot process can be done above 8GB, and using PXE boot, installation can be done over the network.

A UnixWare 7.1.1, 7.1.2 (OU8), or 7.1.3 system can be upgraded to UnixWare 7.1.4 in a single step, (though the upgrade fee varies depending on the release that is being upgraded from.)

Support for New Hardware

SCO works closely with its OEM partners to ensure that its operating systems products track the direction the major OEM suppliers. Specifically, UnixWare 7.1.4:

  • Supports USB 2.0 devices for a wide range of devices, including printers, keyboards, mice, disk drives, bootable devices and UPC scanners
  • Supports Intel and AMD multi-core CPUs
  • Supports IDE drives with ATA-6 and support for >128GB for storing very large amounts of data on low cost drives. IDE drives are also a lower cost alternative to SCSI drives for deploying RAID solutions
  • Contains new and updated graphics, network and HBA drivers, including Adaptec, Intel and LSI Logic and Qlogic HBA drivers
  • Enhanced support for PCI serial devices
  • Has full support for IBM x-440 platforms.
  • Audio support for i845 audio chipset

Enhanced Usability Features

A number of new features have been added to UnixWare 7.1.4 to enhance the user experience and provide more user options:

  • CUPS has been added as an alternative to System V LP
  • Gimp-print 4.2.5, foomatic 3.0.0-01, ghostscript 7.05.6 and hpijs 1.5 for CUPS, have been added
  • A UnixWare 7.1.4 emergency recovery disk can be made on a CD which provides more flexibility in environments where floppies no longer exist
  • Users can set a default desktop to appear at each login
  • Product documentation can be printed or viewed online in html format
  • The printer queue has been enlarged to accommodate 999 print jobs for each printer or class of printers
  • Support for Network Time Protocol v4 has been added

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