CA unveils Linux apps

By Sami Lais, Computer World |  Operating Systems

Computer Associates International Inc. yesterday announced availability of Linux versions of Unicenter TNG enterprise management software, MasterIT Web server management software and Ingres II relational database management development platform.

In an unusual offer for CA, the company is offering free
90-day licenses for Unicenter TNG for Linux users who set up for-fee maintenance agreements. The Unicenter TNG Framework comes bundled free with Linux from Caldera Inc. in Provo, Utah; Red Hat Software Inc. in Research Triangle Park, N.C.; SuSE Inc. in Oakland, Calif.; and Tokyo-based Pacific HiTech Inc. (TurboLinux). The company estimates there will be 4 million copies of Unicenter TNG for Linux in distribution within the year.

The greatest growth in Linux users has been in education and research communities, Charles B. Wang, CA CEO, has said. But "somewhat surprisingly," said Yogesh Gupta, CA senior vice president for product strategy, other enterprise customers have expressed interest as well.

Although Gupta declined to say which CA products will have Linux versions released in coming months, he pointedly did not rule out Jasmine.

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