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9i does run on Linux as well (at least RAC does). I have a few thoughts on the matter when it comes to performance, but a lot of it is biased at the moment with the fact that we're migrating from one to the other and some of our software's unhappy with the change. Ask me in a few weeks when the dust settles. ;)
At least insofar as our Java-based DB code goes, there's been very little change at all for dealing with specifics with the change. Most of our issues have been with stored procedures. [ October 05, 2006: Message edited by: Theodore Casser ]
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!