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June 1, 1994

ORACLE SEEMS TO SEE MICROSOFT’s TIGER RAMPANT IN THE POTATO MARKET

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft Corp’s announcement of its Tiger video-on-demand software (CI No 2,417) has attracted less opposition from the competition than might be expected. Paul Godfrey, director of business development for Europe for Oracle UK, says the company has not yet costed out the Microsoft system against its own but that Oracle Media Net and Media Server (CI No 2,389) have the lead in quality. Most people don’t buy the cheapest – if you’re buying potatoes, you don’t buy the cheapest, you go for the ones that you think will make a good meal, he explained. Personally, we at Computergram thought all potatoes were much of a muchness – unless you are Esther Rantzen, in which case you naturally prefer the one that looks like a d**k…

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