CNET: Oracle goes after Windows NT

“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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