Caldera also announced the availability of the DR- System Builder Kit (DR-SBK), to aid OEM's of x86-based devices to quickly customize and implement DR-WebSpyder and DR-DOS
into their compact embedded devices.
Now Caldera Thin Clients/Lineo has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp based on what it says were anti-competitive practices aimed at killing off DR-DOS
back in the days of DRI.
0, a DR-DOS
-based Linux loader that loads a complete Linux kernel while preserving DR-DOS
in memory so that, upon Linux session completion, the system returns to DR-DOS
Caldera filed the suit in federal court Tuesday, a day before it acquired the DR-DOS
operating system from Novell.
Microsoft's "per processor" licensing to OEMs meant that OEMs (and consumers) would still have to pay for MS-DOS even if they wanted DR-DOS
The acquisitions of WordPerfect, DR-DOS
, and Unix System V were in one way or another all about taking on Microsoft on the desktop and in the server room.
In 2000, in its previous guise as Caldera, SCO won a settlement, estimated to be around $150 million, from Microsoft, after asserting that the software giant had historically abused its Windows market position to damage the prospects of Caldera's DR-DOS
Devicelogics leverages Linux and DR-DOS
technologies to create some of the industry's most stable and interoperable systems-level technologies for embedded products.