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Two on OracleWorld: Participants Focus on Linux

Nov 11, 2002, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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San Fransico Chronicle: Oracle Show Aims at Rival

"Software giant Oracle Corp. will use its San Francisco trade show this week to showcase its latest strikes against rival Microsoft Corp.

"That means bringing in industry stars such as Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina to tout the Windows- alternative Linux operating system, which Oracle has been increasingly supporting during the past year. It also means releasing a new version of a communications product intended to displace Microsoft's Outlook e-mail system in corporations.

"'It's our duty to show customers the alternative to Microsoft,' said Oracle Senior Vice President Mark Jarvis, who is head of marketing. 'We're going to stick it to Bill (Gates)...'

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InfoWorld: Oracle, Red Hat Working on Desktop Linux

"Red Hat has been working with Oracle to improve the desktop version of Red Hat's Linux operating system, with a view to providing an enterprise-class environment that will run Web-based versions of Oracle software applications, Red Hat's chairman and chief executive officer said Sunday.

"'We're working now with Oracle to expand and improve the client version of Red Hat Linux, and certainly we see the opportunity to have Oracle applications running on Red Hat Linux,' said Matthew Szulik speaking at the start of the OracleWorld conference here.

"The companies already have partnered closely on the server version of Red Hat Linux, tuning it to run Oracle's database on clusters of Intel-based servers. That partnership apparently extends to client computers, providing customers with an option for running Oracle's software on Linux-based desktops and notebooks..."

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