Despite the legal spat between The SCO Group and IBM, SCO claimed it was working on the next versions of SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, as well as the next version of UnixSVR 6.

The company's next version of SCO OpenServer, popular with both SMEs and with larger businesses like McDonald's, Eckerd and Walgreen's, will focus on Web-enablement. Code-named Project Legend, OpenServer will include new application and hardware support, as well as support for Java, SAMBA, and 32-bit file allocation tables.

In addition, Legend will include a new database, support for the Universal Serial Bus and host bus adapters for attachment to Fibre Channel-based storage. SCO also claims that it will boost the security profile of OpenServer by adding IPsec, VLAN and PAM. SCO OpenServer Legend will also support Apache, Mozilla and be SCOx Web Services enabled.

UnixWare will also support USB, host bus adapters and additional network interface adapters. Like OpenServer, the next version of UnixWare will also support IPsec, PAM, VPNs and Mozilla's Network Security Services. It will also add Tomcat application server support, PHP and Microsoft's Simple Object Access Protocol. The next version of UnixWare will also support a long list of Web applications, including OpenLDAP, Perl, Mozilla, Java 1.4.2 and a sendmail upgrade.

SCO said that it had other plans as well. A new version of Unix will be also announced -- SVR6. Unix SVR6 will support SCOx, TCP/IP, streams, multiprocessing Windows and SCO Admin, as well as J2EE, SOAP, WBEM. Like Sun Microsystems's Solaris, SCO claimed it would be an operating environment rather than an operating system.