"Oracle next week will announce it has created a new strategic
business unit to develop and market Linux-based software products,
"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
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