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Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 16:37:34 +0100
From: "Rupert Warwick" <RWARWICK@fphcom.com>
To: mime:pressinfo@fphcom.com
Subject: SuSE Linux 7.0 Optimized for Oracle8i(TM)

SuSE Linux 7.0 Optimized for Oracle8i(TM)

Nuremberg, Germany - October 5th, 2000 - Today, SuSE Linux AG, the
international technology leader and solution provider in Open Source
operating system (OS) software, announced that SuSE Linux 7.0 is tested
and optimized for Oracle8i, the first database specifically designed as an
Internet development and deployment platform. Through supporting Oracle8i,
SuSE underlines the importance of Linux as an enterprise class operating
platform for high volume e-business.

Starting with the SuSE Linux 6.4 release, SuSE provide a Logical Volume
Manager and the Journaling Reiser FileSystem, features supporting large
Oracle database servers, on their distribution. Due to an enhanced raw
device support and 4 GB main memory addressing, SuSE Linux 7.0 is a
stable and costefficient server system for very large and complex database

The Logical Volume Manager allows users to create virtual partitions
that span many physical partitions and disks. The user may increase or
decrease the size of the virtual partition during runtime, if more space
is needed.

The Journaling Reiser FileSystem was developed in part by SuSE research.
In the event of a sudden system failure, Linux systems usually recover
by performing an extensive file system check, which can take several
minutes. The Journaling Reiser FileSystem enables the filesystem to come
back up in moments, rather than minutes, by logging every change to the
data structure in the file system.

"Oracle is experiencing unprecedented demand for Oracle8i on
Linux," said Doug Kennedy, Vice President, Intel Division, Oracle.
"SuSE Linux 7.0 is a direct reflection of the engineering efforts made by
SuSE to transform Linux into a robust platform for Oracle-based e-business

More information about SuSE's compatibility with Oracle8i is available
on SuSE's web sites, http://www.suse.de/en/support/oracle/index.html and
on http://www.suse.com/oracle/ 

About SuSE

SuSE Linux AG is the international technology leader and solutions
provider in Open Source operating system (OS) software.  SuSE´s unique
expertise in Linux and their largest development team worldwide dedicated
to Open Source software has contributed to the recognition of SuSE as a
leader in Linux solutions. SuSE offers the largest support database to the
public, and owns the largest hardware database in the Linux
market. Furthermore, SuSE supports more hardware platforms than any other
commercially available Linux distribution.
Designed for Web and enterprise server environments and efficient as a
home and office platform, SuSE's distribution, surrounding features, 
effective configuration and intelligent design result in the most complete
Linux solution available today.

SuSE Linux AG, headquartered in Germany, and SuSE Inc., based in
Oakland, CA, are privately held companies focused entirely on supporting
the Linux community and Open Source development. With a workforce of over
500 people worldwide, SuSE has offices all over Europe, Latin America and
in the US. More than 50,000 business customers use SuSE Linux worldwide
due to its stability and high quality.

SuSE contributes considerably to Linux development projects such as the
Linux kernel, glibc, XFree86TM, KDE, ISDN4Linux, ALSA (Advanced Linux
Sound Architecture) and USB (Universal Serial Bus).

Additional information about SuSE can be found at http://www.suse.de/en/ 

Oracle is a registered trademark and Orace8i is a trademark or
registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.

SuSE Linux AG
International PR
Martina Eckstein
e-mail: meck@suse.de 
Phone: +49 911 740 53-507
Fax: +49 911 740 53-575

Rupert Warwick
PR Manager
Fox Parrack Hirsch Communications
Threeways House
40-44 Clipstone Street
London W1P 7EA

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