Linux gaining as Oracle database platform of choice
"While commercial Unix still dominates as the platform for Oracle databases and applications, Linux is expected to become the leading platform by next year, with 44 percent of respondents expecting to run Linux. That would surpass Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris OS, whose share is expected to drop by next year, despite Sun?s open-sourcing of Solaris 10 in 2005."
Lots of interesting stats in this summary of a survey of 812 IOUG attendees. E.g.,
"Heterogeneous environments dominate, with only 7 percent of respondents running pure Oracle shops; 70 percent also run Microsoft's SQL Server, up from 41 percent who said that in a 2001 survey."
Check out the full (2-page) article.