Unixware Operating System

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UnixWare 7

Unixware Screenshot UnixWare has a monolithic kernel and stands out for reliability, stability and scalability. Depending on application purpose gives installations and licences for the Data Center, Enterprise, Departmental, Business, Messaging and Base Edition. Servers with UnixWare were offered by Compaq Computer Corp. in 1997. In the same year UnixWare 7.0.1 on the CeBIT got a prize as the best operating system.

With SCO Merge of PLATINUM Solutions, Inc. brings UnixWare a virtual environment for DOS and Windows 3.11/95. Periphery devices are only restrictedly available for Host system in SCO Merge. Windows is supported in version 95 and higher in the current version. Extensive tools, the enclosed Fasttrack web server and Webtop make UnixWare interesting also for a Cluster system. Visionfs is part of Tarantella by Caldera since the take-over of SCO.

SCO started the SCO Free UNIX action with a free licence for not commercial users in August 1996. OpenServer 5.0.4 and UnixWare 2.1.2 operating system were offered at delivery costs, the action was stopped after UnixWare 7.1.1 at the end of 1999.

Update: The OpenServer and UnixWare technology has been part of Caldera since February 2001 which renamed this business division in SCO Group.

Update May 2004: UnixWare version 7.1.4 is published, primarily smaller and middle enterprises are target group. Server applications are File and Print services, mail server, DHCP, web server, firewall, proxy server as well as relational databases. The Small Business Edition supports 1 user (B), 1 CPU (C) and up to 1 gbyte main memory (A).
- Base Edition 1 (B), 1 (C), 2 GByte (A)
- Business Edition 10 (B), 4 (C), 4 GByte (A)
- Departmental Edition 25 (B), 4 (C), 8 GByte (A)
- Enterprise Edition 50 (B), 6 (C), 16 GByte (A)
- Datacenter Edition 150 (B), 8 (C), 32 GByte (A)

Hardware support
- Intel Xeon Hyperthreading architecture
- improved USB and USB 2.0 printer support
- improved PCI serial and IDE driver software support for ATA devices with more than 128 gbyte

Extended security and network services
- VPN support, IPsec (secure IP) Protokoll
- updated Network Time Protocol (NTP) server
- pluggable Authentication moduls (Pam) & Name Service Switch (NSS) support
- updated SSL and SSH components

New supported application
- Java 2 SE version 1.4.2 runtime environment
- MySQL 3.23.49 and PostgreSQL 7.4.2
- Soap & XML toolkits for the development of web services
- native UnixWare version of the Mozilla 1.2.1 browser

SCOx of web services Components
- Apache 2.0.49 web server
- Tomcat App server 4.1.30
- Perl 5.8.3
- PHP 4.3.5

Network, email and administration
- Samba 3.0
- sendmail 8.12.9
- Emergency Recovery support for IDE, USB and SCSI writer
- improved SCOAdmin DNS manager
- improved SCOAdmin Storage management

Standard components
- SCO Adv. File & Print Server 4.0.1
- SCO VisionFS 3.0, integration in Windows network, access to shares
- SCO TermLite 1.0.7
- Java Developer Kit 1.1.7b
- SCO Merge 4.1.1, virtual environment for DOS and Windows 95
- SCO online help
- Netscape Fasttrack Web server and Netscape browser 4.61
- Novell NetWare services 4.10 a
- The Webtop package 1.3, remote administration of the system
- LKP (Linux Kernel Personality Technology), use of Linux programs possible
- LAE (Linux application emulator)
- SCO "Skunkware"

Installation
- textbased and menu controlled installation
- different HBA (host bus adapter), IDE, SCSI, RAID, Hot Plug
- fine grained licensed program
- IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, NFS
- CDE desktop
- scoadmin (administration)
- X11 graphic server
- pkgadd for a manual installation
- /etc/vfstab for Mount points
- Online help about http://localhost: 8458/ reachable
- Remote administration about http://localhost/webtop/ possible

System environment
- dynamic Kernel
- Intel 32-bit, 64-bit
- 64-bit of operating system
- vxfs, Veritas advanced journaling file system
- 128 gbyte to 1 tbyte partitions
- up to 64 gbyte RAM
- SMP to 32 CPUs
- about 32 HBAs (bus systems) possible
EAFS, Extended AcerŪ fast file system, standard file system
AFS, Acer fast file system, was Standard file system of UnixWare until 1991
HTFS, High Throughput file system up to 1 tbyte partition
DTFS, Compression file system
- Read/Write: s5, ufs, sfs (Secure file system), FAT, ISO9660

File structure of UnixWare 7

/ Root directory
/bck
/bin System tools
/ccs
/CD-ROM_1 Mount point for CD-ROM
/config
/dev Device files
/dev/swap Paging area
/dev/dump Dump of the RAM at system crash
/Disk_A Mount point for floppy
/etc Configuration files
/export
/home User directory for user account
/home2
/install
/lib Libraries
/mnt Mount directory
/opt Additional software
/proc System informations
/sbin System programs
/share
/shlib
/stand Boot file system
/system
/tmp Directory for temporary files
/u95
/unix
/usr Application programs
/var Installation and administration data





Screenshots

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UnixWare 7.11 - CDE Desktop with program icons and menusUnixWare 7.11 - Help manager with index listUnixWare 7.11 - Console with system info and root directoryUnixWare 7.11 - Settings for CDE interface
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UnixWare 7.11 - SCO Admin as main system toolUnixWare 7.11 - Software Manager for installation/deinstallationUnixWare 7.11 - user managerUnixWare 7.11 - File system manager
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UnixWare 7.11 - Login reportUnixWare 7.11 - system ressourcesUnixWare 7.11 - specify system standardsUnixWare 7.11 - overview of programs
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UnixWare 7.11 - Desktop programsUnixWare 7.11 - help programsUnixWare 7.11 - SCO Merge setupUnixWare 7.11 - Remote login
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UnixWare 7.11 - WebTop login for remote administrationUnixWare 7.11 - Online help with index listUnixWare 7.11 - SCO Merge with DOSUnixWare 7.11 - SCO Merge with Windows 95 environment

Versions

Date - Version
1992 - UnixWare 1 builds up on UNIX System V Rel.4.2
1993 - UnixWare 1.1
1994 - UnixWare 1.1.1
1995 - UnixWare 2.0 builds up on UNIX System V Rel.4.2
1995 May - OpenServer 5.0
1996 - UnixWare 2.1.2 32-Bit, SMP, filled Open System Standards C2-level security
1996 June - OpenServer 5.0.2
1997 May - OpenServer 5.0.4
1998 Aug. - OpenServer 5.05
1998 - UnixWare 7 Codename Gemini builds up on UNIX System V Rel.5 and unites features of UnixWare 2.12 and Open Server 5.0, NDS integrated
1999 Feb. - OpenServer 5.0.5a
1999 Oct. - UnixWare 7.1.1
2000 Aug. - OpenServer 5.0.6
2003 July - UnixWare 7.1.3
2003 Feb. - OpenServer 5.0.7
1980 Aug. - XENIX OS (mit Microsoft)
1982 Feb. - XENIX 2.3 (with Microsoft)
1983 April - XENIX 3.0 (with Microsoft)
1984 Feb. - SCO XENIX 3.0 (Unix System III)
1985 - SCO XENIX/286 memory protection
1987 Oct. - SCO XENIX/386 virtual memory
1989 June - SCO XENIX/386 rel. 2.3.4
1989 - SCO UNIX System V/386 rel. 3 with AT&T Lizenz for UNIX Marke
1994 - SCO UNIX 3.2.4 (Open Desktop)
2004 June - UnixWare 7.1.4
2005 June - SCO OpenServer 6.0

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