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InfoWorld: Oracle pans Microsoft in stressing Linux support

Mar 02, 1999, 16:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

"Continuing a now-familiar anti-Microsoft mantra, an Oracle official at the LinuxWorld conference here Tuesday stressed Oracle's commitment to Linux as indicative of the company's server-based Internet strategy, as opposed to what he contends is Microsoft's browser-based emphasis."

"To underscore Oracle's backing of Linux and to foster application development, the company will make available a free developer's version of the Oracle8i database for Linux within 30 days, said Mark Jarvis, Oracle's senior vice president of marketing, in his keynote speech. Oracle also is working with the Linux community to improve the scalability of Linux, focusing on parallel and clustered computing, Jarvis said."

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