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Sun Confirms Unix Deal With SCO ...

Sun Microsystems Inc. confirmed that it has signed an expanded Unix technology licensing deal with The SCO Group Inc., which earlier this year filed suit against IBM for allegedly incorporating patented Unix code into Linux. Sun and Lindon, Utah-based SCO finalized the wider agreement in February, but SCO kept Sun's identity a secret until last week.

... And Offers HP Migration Program

In other Sun news, the company said it plans to announce next week a server migration program aimed at users of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Tru64 Unix operating system. The HP Away offering will include discounts aimed at enticing users running Tru64 Unix on Alpha-based servers to switch to Sun systems. Sun already has a similar program, called Blue Away, for IBM mainframe users.

Peregrine Creditors Agree on Revamp

Peregrine Systems Inc., a San Diego-based vendor of asset management software, said it has reached agreement with its creditors and shareholders on a financial reorganization plan. Peregrine, which had to amend its original plan after some creditors balked at the provisions, now hopes to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy next month.

Oracle Readying Database Upgrade

Oracle Corp. said it's beta-testing a database upgrade and plans to announce the software in September at its OracleWorld conference in San Francisco. The new version, which is being referred to as Oracle10i for now, will include new database management features, expanded clustering capabilities and added support for XML and Web services.

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