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CNET News: Oracle to unveil Linux-based software line

Aug 06, 1999, 22:07 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle next week will announce it has created a new strategic business unit to develop and market Linux-based software products, sources said."

"The move to support Linux is another attempt by the database giant to attack Microsoft's dominance in the operating system market. Linux--an open-source operating system similar to Unix--has become increasingly popular in recent years and is seen by many as a threat to Microsoft's Windows..."

"Analysts say it's a smart move for Oracle to latch onto the growing Linux movement and to lessen its reliance on Microsoft and Windows."

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