"Yesterday, Oracle announced that their premier Internet
database, Oracle 8i, was now officially certified to work on Red
Hat Linux. They also announced a strategic parnership with Red Hat
Software to bring enterprise level tools and support to the Linux
community. 32BitsOnline's Senior Linux Editor, Mark Bashaw, took
the opportunity to talk with three Oracle representatives on the
"Included in the interview were Doug Kennedy, Vice President
of the Intel Division, Raymond Wong, Vice President of the Platform
Technologies Division, and Pari Bhaduri, the Senior Director of
"32BitsOnline: Are there plans to certify Oracle 8i for other
Linux distributions or possibly a "base" Linux distribution such as
that promoted by the Linux Standards Base project?"
"Oracle: There are plans to continue to certify with Red Hat.
Other Linux distributions including Caldera, Suse, and TurboLinux
(formerly Pacific HiTech) will also be certified to run Oracle 8i.
There are no plans to certify Oracle 8i on a base distribution of