"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."