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Happy 25th Birthday Linux!

Linda Tsan
Director, Product Marketing

Our Oracle Linux guru put it best:

"When Linus Torvalds sent his first email on August 25, 1991 announcing a project to create a new operating system, who could have imagined the impact it would have on the technology industry and how it would propel the concept of open source software development. Today, open source and Linux are used across the globe in almost every data center, powering trading platforms, processing millions of transactions each day and embedded in devices, from cell phones to televisions to refrigerators.

Oracle was an early supporter of Linux and in 1998 was one of the first commercial software vendors to invest in Linux by porting the first commercial relational database to Linux, with Oracle Database release 8.  Our commitment to Linux is as strong today as it was in the beginning and as cloud, containers, and other technologies bring us into and through the next 25 years, Oracle plans to continue the journey."

Oracle Linux delivers truly open cloud with great performance and is used in all our x86-based Oracle engineered systems, like Oracle Exadata, Exalytics, and more! It's free to use, free to distribute, free to update, and easy to download. Learn more about Oracle Linux and how it's engineered for the Open Cloud.

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