The SCO Group Tuesday at LinuxWorld unveiled SCOoffice Server, a back-office software suite aimed at small to midsize enterprises. SCO Linux 4.0, SCOoffice Mail Server 2.0, and SCOoffice Base Server comprise the offering.

The suite is designed to enable enterprises take advantage of Linux to easily set up, manage, and administer networks without requiring deep technical knowledge of the operating system.

"As companies turn away from Microsoft's restrictive and costly licensing policies and look for back-office alternatives, SCO will have a low-cost suite offering that customers will find appealing," said Louis Imershein, senior product manager of SCO Business Solutions Group. "SCOoffice Server will appeal to the SMB [small to midsize business] market for its simple, easy-to-use graphical interface, its reliability, and its cost effectiveness in running their business."