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

“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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