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CNET: Oracle goes after Windows NT

Feb 23, 1999, 22:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wylie Wong)

"With 8i, Oracle hopes to kill off the Windows NT Server operating system, or at least severely damage it, by offering a complete application deployment system."

"Oracle claims the new directory can support 500 million entries and tens of thousands of simultaneous users. The company will integrate it with the Novell Directory Services (NDS) to make sure they can work together. The two companies also announced they are integrating NDS into 8i."

"An Oracle spokeswoman said the company has no plans yet to announce whether the company will include Oracle's directory in its Internet 8i appliance, code-named Raw Iron. The appliance--with a Solaris operating system kernel--allows businesses to deploy applications without having to use an underlying operating system, such as Windows NT, which Oracle executives say will make it cheaper and easier to manage."

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