"Is Oracle Corp.'s decision to release 11g first on Linux a sign
of the operating system's growing popularity in mission-critical
environments, or is it a strategic play by the world's leading
database provider to stymie the increased demand for Microsoft SQL
"According to principal analyst Noel Yuhanna at Cambridge,
Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc., the answer to that question
could be the latter. Customers who have already decided on Windows,
for example, are a lost cause for Oracle, because Microsoft's SQL
Server remains their preferred choice, he said..."
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