Oracle says may launch own Linux version

April 17, 2006

[From Reuters]

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. software maker Oracle Corp. is considering launching a version of the Linux operating system and has looked at buying one of the two firms dominating the technology, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Monday.

The report, citing an interview with Oracle's chief executive officer Larry Ellison, said the move would redraw the software landscape and open a new front in Oracle's long rivalry with U.S. rival Microsoft Corp.

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