Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
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Caldera was a U.S. systems software developer that specialized in operating systems, notably Caldera Linux, which was first released in 1997. It was founded in 1994 by Ransom Love and Bryan Sparks.

On September 2, 1998, Caldera announced it would create two subsidiaries, CSI (Caldera Systems, Inc.) (that later became Caldera International) and Caldera Thin Clients. Later, in August 2002, Caldera International renamed itself into The SCO Group, Inc. In September 2007, SCO filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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There is another company who shares the Caldera name that specializes in printing and RIP solutions. See our other Caldera contact page for further information about this company.

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March 29, 2001 - Upon the completion of the merger between Caldera and SCO, the combined company changes its name to Caldera International.

August 2, 2000 - Caldera International announced its agreement to acquire SCO's server software and professional services divisions.

July 24, 1996 - Caldera filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for its alleged illegal activities in making MS-DOS and its successors, Windows 95 and Windows 98, which it claims still use CP/M.

July 23, 1996 - Caldera acquired all DRI (Digital Research, Inc.) assets from Novell.