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The Register: Red Hat preps e-commerce oriented Linux upgrade

Nov 11, 1999, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

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"Red Hat yesterday announced -- or rather Oracle announced on its behalf -- that the next release of Red Hat Linux will integrate support for Java support, provide a journaling file system and add the Motif GUI."

"The Oracle connection comes from the two companies' plan to promote Oracle 8i on Linux. The notoriously anti-Microsoft database giant is already pushing its product hard as a key e-commerce tool on Windows, and by working with Red Hat it can provide a solution that's entirely Windows-free."

"To that end, Red Hat will build stronger links to Oracle 8i into its Linux distribution. The journaling file system, which records file operations, making recovery from crashes a less haphazard -- and therefore faster -- operation, a new volume manager and support for greater amounts of RAM all help here too."

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