"Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the largest provider of software
for e-business, today announced the widespread adoption of the
Oracle Internet Platform for Linux by developers, customers and
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Oracle's database software
for Linux is being downloaded from Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
at four times the rate of Oracle on Microsoft Windows 2000 and
NT. The increasing demand for Oracle software and the growing
size of customers' sites further underscore Oracle's leadership on
"According to industry analyst firm International Data Corp.
(IDC), from 1997 through 1999, paid shipments of Linux server
software grew faster than those of any other server operating
environment. Software download statistics from Oracle's own
developer community echo that growth. In the past year, requests
for Oracle's database software for Linux have increased
twelve-fold. During July 1999, when Oracle first announced
Oracle8i for Linux, 20,000 copies were downloaded that month.
During July 2000, 285,000 copies of the latest release of
Oracle8i for Linux were downloaded."
"The preference of Oracle's Internet software for Linux for
large-scale implementations is also reflected among Oracle's
customers and ISVs. 1stUp.com, a CMGI company, is a market leader
in providing online and offline brand names with private label
Internet access solutions and innovative advertising technology.
Since summer 1999, 1stUp.com has grown to support more than 4
million subscribers across it's 130 private label Internet access
partners, and sought Oracle8i database technology because of its
ability to scale and meet 1stUp.com's continuous growth."