[From Australian IT
The imminent release of Oracle's 11g database, the first new version of its core product since 2003, is an important event for more than just the world's third-largest software vendor and its rivals.
Initial reaction to 11g from Oracle's current customers seems to be positive
It will also provide insight into a recurring question: is a lukewarm reception for recent major releases, particularly Windows Vista, a function of their circumstances or part of a more general trend towards slower uptake of new products (outside a few consumer segments) because benefit delivered to users by each product generation are shrinking?
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