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InfoWorld: Oracle makes Linux move

Aug 09, 2000, 06:40 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell, Tom Sullivan)

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"In a move clearly aimed at blunting IBM's Linux initiatives, Oracle on Tuesday delivered its first enterprise-level application server for Linux, along with announcing several joint marketing agreements with top-tier Linux distributors involving the new product."

"The Java-based Oracle Internet Application Server 8i is the last piece of the company's enterprise Linux strategy to be put in place, according to officials at Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle. The product is intended to complement the company's Oracle 8i Data Base Enterprise Edition shipped last year and the Oracle E-Business Suite 11i shipped earlier this summer."

"Oracle officials hope the now-complete series of applications will give them a more complete arsenal with which to fight IBM, which also has made an unwavering commitment to weaving Linux compatibility across all four of its major computing platforms: RS/6000 Unix servers, AS/400 minicomputers and NetFinity PC servers, and S/390 mainframes "We are really bringing out the big guns now to go after IBM directly in the application server space on Linux," said Bob Shimp, senior director of Internet platform marketing at Oracle."

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