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CRN: Oracle VP: Linux Will Help Overthrow Windows Tyranny

Mar 02, 1999, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shawn Willet)

"Oracle Corp. Vice President of Marketing Mark Jarvis told Linux devotees here that they would help overthrow the tyranny of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system."

""We are now going through a revolution and that revolution is the Internet, and Microsoft has completely missed it," said Jarvis, speaking at Linux World Expo. "WWW now stands for 'windows won't win,' " he jibed."

"Unlike initial database version from some vendors, Oracle will charge for its Linux database for runtime licenses. Developers' versions will be free."

"Jon "Mad Dog" Hall, the executive director of Linux International, said he does not mind that vendors are charging full price for their Linux applications. "What we don't want is vendors to charge more for Linux than NT applications like they did in the Unix market.""

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