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SubjectRe: Oracle for Linux? (was Re: kernel bloat)
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> > Btw, has anyone discussed this to Oracle? Many government groups use
> > Oracle or Sybase and if a company like Oracle showed enough faith in
> > Linux, then my bosses would probably follow.
>
> In April a friend of mine was at some Oracle conference or so and after the
> event he talked with an Oracle man. He told my friend that Oracle 'due to
> popular demand' really consider porting their database to Linux after 2.0
> shows up, and maybe even selling it for less money (rather hard to believe)
> than for other platforms.
>
> Even if there are no so plans I think it's nice that Oracle official
> know about Linux and that kernel 2.0 is coming soon (again, it was April).

All the stories from a long time have been that Oracle or some people in
Oracle did a Linux port long ago (just to test portability). Some Oracle
stuff runs under iBCS2 see

http://www.wmd.de/wmd/staff/pauck/misc/oracle_on_linux.html

Alan


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