Pearle opticians buy new SCO Linux

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The SCO Group has announced its first customer for SCO Linux 4, the company's first edition based on the UnitedLinux software base. Pearle, which sells glasses in Europe, will use SCO Linux to run the servers behind cash registers in 325 stores in Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands, the Lindon, Utah-based company said Tuesday. Pearle earlier was a customer of SCO's Unix products, the company said.

The SCO Group, formerly Caldera International, released SCO Linux 4 in November. The software is based on a version of Linux developed chiefly by SuSE.