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History of The SCO Group


1979 SCO founded by Doug and Larry Michels as a UNIX® system porting and consulting company.
1983 SCO delivers the first packaged UNIX System (called SCO® XENIX® System V) for Intel® 8086 and 8088 processor-based PCs. It provides small businesses with the first affordable business-critical computing system.
1984 SCO creates a two-tier channel model for distributing general-purpose operating systems worldwide. SCO works with distributors, resellers, application developers, and computer manufacturers to build what is now a $4 billion market for Intel processor based solutions that run SCO server software.
1985 SCO delivers SCO XENIX 286 for Intel 80286 processor-based systems. SCO XENIX 286 delivers on SCO's commitment to "upward compatibility," the ability of an operating system to run applications developed on earlier versions (in this case, SCO XENIX System V).
1986 SCO acquires division of Logica Ltd in UK, creating first SCO European headquarters.
1986 SCO establishes SCO XENIX 286 as the first OEM "reference sell" model for unbundled UNIX Systems - computer manufacturers recommend SCO XENIX 286 to customers who want to run a UNIX System on their computers.
1987 SCO hosts the "386 Summit" in San Francisco, the first gathering of computing manufacturers and software developers to preview the new era of 32-bit business computing on the Intel hardware platform.
1987 SCO hosts the first SCO Forum conference (called that year "The SCO XENIX 386 Developer Conference"). This unique educational conference for the international UNIX systems community is held each summer on the redwood-forested campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz, overlooking Monterey Bay.
1987 SCO ships SCO XENIX 386, the first 32-bit operating system (and first UNIX System) for Intel 386 processor-based systems.
1989 SCO ships SCO® UNIX® System V/386, the first volume commercial product licensed by AT&T; to use the UNIX System trademark.
1989 SCO introduces SCO® Open Desktop®, the first 32-bit graphical user interface for UNIX Systems running on Intel processor-based computers.
1990 SCO acquires HCR, establishing SCO Canada.
1990 SCO delivers SCO® MPX™, the first packaged software to support the new Intel multiprocessor-based computers.
1992 SCO launches SCO OpenServer™ family of operating system products.
1993 SCO goes public on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange with ticker symbol, SCOC.
1993 SCO acquires IXI, establishing SCO's Cambridge development center.
1994 SCO acquires Visionware and establishes Leeds office in UK.
1994 SCO co-hosts the First International Conference on the World-Wide Web in Geneva, Switzerland.
1994 Caldera Inc formed by Ray Noorda & Ransom Love.
1995 SCO delivers the first commercially distributed web browser, IXI Mosaic, licensed from NCSA.
1995 SCO acquires UNIX System source technology business from Novell Corporation (which had acquired it from AT&T;'s UNIX System Laboratories). SCO also acquires the UnixWare® 2 operating system from Novell.
1996 SCO launches first initiative of computer vendors to establish a standard UNIX system for volume Intel processor-based servers in the enterprise - the Big E initiative.
1997 SCO delivers the first clustering solution for Intel processor-based servers.
1998 SCO delivers UnixWare 7 operating system, the most advanced server operating system for Intel processors.
1998 SCO launches the first initiative by computer vendors to establish a standard UNIX System for Intel processor-based servers in the data center - the Data Center Initiative.
1998 Project Monterey: SCO and IBM, with the support of Intel agree to develop a high-volume enterprise UNIX system for Intel IA-32 and IA-64 systems. The result will be a single product line that will run on IA-32, IA-64 and IBM microprocessor systems that range from entry-level servers to large enterprise environments.
1998 SCO delivers UnixWare for Intel's "Merced" (BL2) processor, the first stable UNIX System development platform for Intel's IA-64 processor (now called "Itanium™").
1999 SCO delivers UnixWare 7 Release 7.1, featuring new Webtop (based on Tarantella technology), plus new Business and Data Center editions.
1999 SCO delivers new Appliance Server Technology; Compaq Computer Corporation and Micron Electronics are first strategic OEM customers to use the new technology.
1999 SCO delivers UnixWare® 7 NonStop® Clusters software for Intel processors.
1999 SCO launches numerous Open Source initiatives: 1) Offers free Open Source applications and tools to SCO customers; 2) Extends Professional Services to include audits and deployment consultation for customers interested in installing Linux and Open Source technologies; 3) Invests in LinuxMall.com, the leading portal for Linux-related products and services; 4) Enters strategic agreement with TurboLinux to develop services for TurboLinux's TurboCluster Server and provide Linux Professional Services for TurboLinux customers.
2000 Caldera Systems completes an IPO (Nasdaq: CALD).
2001 Caldera Systems acquires Acrylis Technology.
2001 On May 7, Caldera Systems completes the acquisition of SCO's Server Software and Professional Services Divisions, becoming Caldera International (Caldera) and providing the world's largest Linux/UNIX channel.
2001 Caldera establishes a Japanese subsidiary -- Caldera K.K. -- with support from Fujitsu and Hitachi.
2002 Caldera names a new CEO, Darl McBride.
2002 Caldera changes its name to The SCO Group (SCO), returning to the SCO brand.

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