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Oracle 11g Ships First on Linux, Not Microsoft Windows

Aug 15, 2007, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this link. ]

"Is Oracle Corp.'s decision to release 11g first on Linux a sign of the operating system's growing popularity in mission-critical environments, or is it a strategic play by the world's leading database provider to stymie the increased demand for Microsoft SQL Server?

"According to principal analyst Noel Yuhanna at Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc., the answer to that question could be the latter. Customers who have already decided on Windows, for example, are a lost cause for Oracle, because Microsoft's SQL Server remains their preferred choice, he said..."

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