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eWeek: Oracle's Linux Boss Gears Up for Grid

Jan 21, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Vaas)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Could you give us a little background on Oracle's Linux initiative?

"We started 1.5 years ago with our Linux support program. It's still unique. We're the only vendor providing code-level support for the distributions. If a customer's running Oracle on Red Hat or SuSE Linux and they have an issue, Oracle has the business relationships with those vendors so we can fix the code.

"We're still the only ones doing that. We're looking to expand it in the coming year. Most of our support has been in the area of servers. We're looking to enable Linux as a client for Oracle applications via the Mozilla browser, so Oracle customers can use Mozilla to access Oracle applications. We're looking at not just supporting Linux as a server but as a client..."

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