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The Register: Oracle aims Oracle8 for Linux at Microsoft NT

Oct 09, 1998, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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... [A]lthough the fact that it's beating SQL Server is heartening for Oracle, the company's real worry is increasing NT sales. The more NT shops there are out there, the more likely companies are to switch to the applications that Microsoft says work best with Microsoft Windows networks - and on Oracle's turf, that's SQL Server. So Oracle is effectively grooming Linux as an alternative to NT that can be used to destabilise Microsoft in smaller businesses and at departmental level.

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