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Xinuos, Inc.
IndustryComputer software
Founded2009; 9 years ago (2009)
HeadquartersBerkeley, California, U.S.
Area served
Key people
Sean Snyder
ProductsOpenServer 10
OpenServer 6
OpenServer 5
UnixWare 7

Xinuos is an American software company that was created in 2009 and creates and sells operating system software. It was first called UnXis until assuming its current name in 2013. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California.[1]


UnXis was formed when the operating assets of The SCO Group, which had been in bankruptcy for several years, were acquired in a public auction in April 2011 by Stephen L. Norris and a Middle East private equity group for the price of $600,000.[2] In particular, the company took over the product names, ownership, and maintenance of The SCO Group's flagship operating system products, OpenServer and UnixWare.[3][4]

The SCO Group's litigation rights against IBM and Novell did not transfer to UnXis, and The SCO Group subsequently renamed itself to The TSG Group.[2][4] UnXis, and later Xinuos, indicated in 2011, and again in 2013, that it has no involvement in any ongoing aspects of that litigation.[3][5]

Initially, UnXis was headquartered in Nevada and its CEO was Richard Bolandz.[2] In June 2013, it changed its name to Xinuos.[6] By then its President was Sean Snyder.[6] The company also has facilities in Berkeley, California, in Florham Park, New Jersey, in Bad Homburg, Germany, and in Tokyo, Japan.[7]

In June 2015, Xinuos announced OpenServer 10, which is based on the FreeBSD operating system. Simultaneously, Xinuos introduced a migration path for existing customers using older OS products. In December 2015, Xinuos released "definitive" versions of OpenServer 5, OpenServer 6, and UnixWare 7, which are upwardly compatible with OpenServer 10.[8][9][10]


The main products of Xinuos are the following:

  • OpenServer 10 is an x86-64 operating system based on FreeBSD, which was announced in June 2015,[11][12] and released in January 2016.[13] The definitive versions of other Xinuos operating systems are meant to be upwardly compatible with OpenServer 10.
  • OpenServer 6 Definitive is an IA-32 Unix operating system based on the SVR5 kernel in an environment to maintain compatibility with OpenServer 5.
  • OpenServer 5 Definitive is an IA-32 Unix operating system which was originally developed by the Santa Cruz Operation. OpenServer 5 was a descendant of SCO UNIX, which is in turn a descendant of Xenix (SVR3.2).
  • UnixWare 7 Definitive is an IA-32 Unix operating system descending from AT&T UNIX System V. UnixWare 2.x and below were direct descendants of SVR4.2, and was originally developed by Unix System Laboratories (USL), Univel, Novell, and later the Santa Cruz Operation. UnixWare 7 was sold as a Unix OS combining UnixWare 2 and OpenServer 5 and was based on SVR5. UnixWare 7.1.2 was branded OpenUNIX 8, but later releases returned to the UnixWare 7.1.x name and version numbering.


  1. ^ "About Xinuos". Xinuos. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Harvey, Tom (April 11, 2011). "SCO closes sale of Unix system to Nevada company". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  3. ^ a b Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. (April 14, 2011). "SCO is dead, SCO Unix lives on". ZDNet.
  4. ^ a b Harvey, Tom (August 10, 2012). "Former SCO Group wants bankruptcy converted to liquidation". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  5. ^ "Xinuos responds to the SCO Group's motion for reconsideration and the reopening of the case against IBM" (Press release). Xinuos. June 17, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "UnXis, Inc. announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Xinuos, Inc" (Press release). Xinuos. June 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "Worldwide Offices". Xinuos. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Xinuos Releases New OpenServer 5 Definitive". Business Wire. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Xinuos Releases New UnixWare 7 Definitive". Business Wire. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Xinuos Releases New OpenServer 6 Definitive". Business Wire. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  11. ^ "OpenServer 10".
  12. ^ "Xinuos Announces OpenServer X Operating System to Deliver Enterprise-Class Solutions to Companies of Any Size" (Press release). BusinessWire. June 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "Xinuos Releases OpenServer 10, the Reliable and Secure Operating System Designed for Organizations of Any Size | Business Wire". Retrieved 2016-01-19.

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