October 23, 2003

Oracle Sees Rosy Linux Future

In a presentation that underscored Oracle Corp.'s support for Linux in the enterprise, Jim Enright, director of Oracle's Linux
Program Office took the keynote stage at the Enterprise Linux Forum here on Wednesday to describe how the open-source OS helps Oracle customers and
the company itself.

Noting Linus Torvalds' historic 1991 Usenet Linux posting, in which the OS' creator wrote that he was "doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby
won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones," Enright said that today, Oracle is "aggressively" transferring its internal IT to

Looking ahead, Enright said he sees all of Oracle internal IT working on the Linux platform. Even now, he noted, all Oracle employees use Linux at
some point in their workday.

Link: eweek.com


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