Oracle 11g ships first on Linux, not Microsoft Windows

August 21, 2007

[From SearchEnterpriseLinux.com]

Is Oracle Corp.'s decision to release 11g first on Linux a sign of the operating system's growing popularity in mission-critical environments, or is it a strategic play by the world's leading database provider to stymie the increased demand for Microsoft SQL Server?

According to principal analyst Noel Yuhanna at Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc., the answer to that question could be the latter.

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