“The price of Linux “freeware” is getting more and more
expensive as database vendors upgrade their products.”
“IBM is rethinking the pricing of its INFORMIX2 for Linux
product, now in beta, and may charge for it rather than offering it
“Now Oracle Corp. said it is coming out with an ‘enterprise’
version of its Oracle for Linux product, which has a significantly
higher price tag and fuller feature set than the current
Can anyone tell us what “INFORMIX2” is? Do they mean DB2?
Update: Apparantly Computer Reseller News reads
Linux Today… They have updated their story with the correct name
of IBM’s product, DB2. -lt ed.