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Re: [HACKERS] [Fwd: SGVLLUG Oracle and Informix on Linux]

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Thomas G(dot) Lockhart" <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [Fwd: SGVLLUG Oracle and Informix on Linux]
Date: 1998-07-21 12:06:51
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.3.96.980721080608.5339G-100000@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 21 Jul 1998, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> > >   browse: <http://www.msnbc.com/news/181503.asp>. Thanks
> > > to Greg Smith <greg(at)zoot(dot)zzz(dot)iipo(dot)gtegs(dot)com> for forwarding.
> > 
> >  After shying away from the Linux platform for several months,
> >  Informix Corp. will do an about face at its international users
> >  conference in Seattle this week. Archrival Oracle Corp. is
> >  expected to put its stamp on approval on Linux this week as
> >  well, by announcing plans to do a Linux port of its Oracle
> >  database, according to sources.
> > 
> > Ooh. We're getting some serious company. Wonder if they'll be able to
> > catch up with Postgres :)
> 
> Ingres II is going to release on Linux too.  So now we have Informix,
> Oracle, and Ingres to compete with.  Yikes.

	Compete with?  They are all releasing free versions for Linux, vs
the 10's of thousands of dollars they cost for the other operating
systems? :)



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