Oracle Corp’s [ORCL] army of about 5,000 internal applications developers have migrated from Unix on RISC to Linux on Intel.
Reflecting the increasing strategic importance of the Linux operating system to the company, Oracle’s entire application development staff now run their various application development tools on centralized Linux servers, atop the Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 distribution.
The company has used Tarantella’s thin client-server software for the past three years to enable the developers’ development environments to be hosted centrally. Tarantella’s software also enables developers to log in to their customized development environments from any networked computer in any location.
Tarantella has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently, having had to make a number of cutbacks after poor quarterly sales. The company has also been de-listed from Nasdaq, and is being investigated by the SEC over alleged unauthorized practices this summer that involved a $600,000 financial restatement. It also recently raised $2.2 million in a stock placement to keep its head above water.
This article was based on material originally published by ComputerWire.