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SAN MATEO (01/28/2000) - SCO to offer Linux MiddlewareWith what it calls a "portfolio of server products", SCO this week will attempt to bridge the gap between Unix, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. The company is forging partnerships, to be finalized and unveiled at LinuxWorld, to produce middleware that allows servers to run all three operating systems on the same client.

Informix to ship Linux database engines

Informix this week will begin shipping two of its database engines, Cloudscape and Foundation.2000 for Linux, and will demonstrate a Linux version of its Extended Parallel Server database. In addition, the company will announce its intention to port the rest of its product line to Linux within the year and will unveil an alliance with an unnamed partner to optimize a version of the operating system for the company's products.

HP pushes Linux across its product line

Hewlett-Packard this week will look to continue its Linux momentum by announcing partnerships and initiatives across several divisions, including IA-64, workstations, e-speak, desktops, and support. The company will also introduce its first Linux "enhancement pack" for OpenMail 6.0. Features of the pack will include Web extensions and the addition of a personal administration wizard.

SGI offers flood of Linux wares

SGI's introductions will include the SGI Internet Server, SGI 1200 2-way Intel-based Linux server, SGI Linux Advanced Cluster Environment, and SGI ProPack 1.2 for Redhat, with large memory support.

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