The next Maintenance pack (MP4) for OpenServer 5.0.7 is MP4 and planned for October. Main features are support for Hyperthreading and Dual CORE CPU support. We had hyperthreading support in Update Pack 3, but the Update packs were only available if you bought an Update Service license. Now it is all included in the Free of Charge Maintenance Pack.
Create a powerful operating environment for small- to medium-sized businesses that would be a worthy successor to our rock-solid operating system that was tough enough to be called "OpenServer".
OpenServer 6 includes the popular open source Apache Web server.
Mozilla 1.7 and Java Plug-ins
Release 6 now includes the 1.7 release of the popular Mozilla internet browser.
Tomcat enables OpenServer 6 to run and display Java applets. Tomcat is an open source implementation of Java Server Pages and Java Servlets. JSP and Java Servlets are the Web presentation layer in Java 2.
SCO File and Print Server with Samba 3.0.13
Samba provides file and print interoperability services between UNIX and Windows clients .
Built for Productivity – Hardware Advances OpenServer 6 Supports New & Diverse Hardware Technology Dual-Core Serial Protocols Wireless Networking Storage Area Networks (SANs) Software RAID Voice Processing Other
With OpenServer 6, businesses can utilize DVD backup systems, enabling faster and more cost effective backup of valuable data.
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) for HP Proliant Products
SAS is the next generation of SCSI and provides support for both SAS and SATA hardware and will replace slower parallel technologies. It will also control both Serial ATA and Serial Attached SCSI hard drives.
OSR6 features full support for Intel’s open Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification
ahci driver supports Intel ICH6M, ICH6R, ICH7M and ICH7R
mega driver supports MegaRAID SATA 150-4, SATA 150-6, SATA 300-4x and SATA 300-8x
iir driver for Intel SRCS14L Four Port S-ATA RAID
aacraid for AAR-21610SA SATA RAID , AAR-2410SA SATA RAID, AAR-2810SA SATA RAID
Two network cards (same type) can be configured (backup device). The backup card takes over if the active card fails
Centrino is an Intel wireless technology standard supported by SCO. With this new technology included in OpenServer 6, laptops now have fully integrated wireless LAN capability without the need of a wireless plug-in card for excellent mobile performance.
Support for wireless network for PRISM chipset based controllers
MPIO – Multipath I/O
connects the disksystem with two host bus adapters for loadbalancing and failover support
Graphical environment based on new Xorg Xserver
Much more video cards are supported with native, highperformance drivers
Built to Protect Your Investment – Features OpenServer 6 Lowers TCO Single Certification for Applications and Drivers Backward Compatibility, Including Xenix Application Support Wide Hardware Support Supports Thousands of Applications
Available in standard and compact versions, the media kit provides all the software necessary to install any component of the OpenServer 6, including evaluation and demonstration versions of the products.
OpenServer 6 Edition License Packs:
Two system configurations, the Enterprise and Starter Editions , allowing customers to choose the most cost effective solution to their computing needs.
OpenServer 6 User, CPU and New Maximum (non-cumulative) Memory Band Licenses:
Additional User Licenses are available in groups of 5, 10, 25, 100, or 500 users for the Enterprise Edition plus a special 5-user license for the Starter Edition; Additional Processor Licenses to incrementally add CPUs to a system; New Maximum Memory Band Licenses that license 4GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of memory in a single system.
Suitable for small business customers or as a file and print (Samba 3.0.13) or Web server (Apache, Tomcat, …) or edge of network server in large accounts.
Full featured OS – includes networking
Default configuration - 2 users, 1Gb and 1 CPU.
Special additional user licenses required for this new edition. Expandable memory and CPU licenses
Upgradeable to Enterprise – protects investment
New OpenServer 6 Edition Defaults Changes indicated in Red Upgrades get full benefit of the new defaults None Special User Bumps 5-Users Restrictions 4GB 1GB Memory 4 1 CPUs 10 2 Users Enterprise Starter
OpenServer 5.0.7 – continued support and sales
We will continue to sell OpenServer 5.0.7 – no need to upgrade NOW – upgrade if you are ready or need OpenServer 6 features
We will continue to sell OpenServer 5.0.6 for a limited period of time only (31.12.2005)
After Openserver 5.0.7 will be made obsolete, we will continue to support 5.0.7 for another 12 months (as always)