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Happy Birthday Linux!

Zeynep Koch
Global Director of Marketing, Linux and Virtualization

25 years of ground-breaking innovation

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.

Here’s to another great 25 years of Linux!

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