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IT-Director: Developers say yes to Oracle on Linux

Jul 20, 1999, 13:18 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Snark)

"Following unexpectedly strong take-up in an early adopters program, Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle8i on Linux. Oracle says that demand was split between the enterprise and general business markets. Oracle says that there were about 20,000 registrants for early access in the first few weeks of the program. It also notes that since the announcement of Oracle 8 on Linux there have been 50,000 downloads from the Oracle Technology Network."

"Although the Oracle Linux program is in its early days, Oracle claims that it is also seeing strong adoption outside the development community, with over 800 paying customers taking a Linux version of the product and half of these orders coming from enterprise accounts. Chuck Rozwat, senior vice president of Server Technologies said "Oracle8i on Linux comes with both Java and XML built right in. Together Oracle and Linux offer the most cost-effective way to deploy scalable Internet applications."

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