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VNU Net: Oracle mulls dropping NT as primary development platform

Sep 20, 1999, 14:56 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Lauchlan)

"Oracle's chief operating officer Ray Lane wants to drop Windows NT as one of the company's primary development environments in favour of beefed up support for Unix, but has no plans to use Linux as a platform to build its products."

"Oracle currently does initial coding using Sun's Solaris operating system (OS), before building actual products that run on both Solaris and Windows NT."

"It then ports the completed product to an additional 83 OSs, including IBM's AIX, HP/UX and Linux. But the next release of the Oracle database - 8.2 - will see HP/UX added to the list of primary development platforms and if Lane gets his way, NT will soon become just another standard port."

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