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Oracle respins Red Hat (sort of)...

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 15:48:30 -0500
Christoph Doerbeck <christoph at> wrote:

> I just searched the BLU archives and didn't spot any threads on the
> Oracle announcement.  I am curious to here what opinions you folks have.
> What motivated Larry E. to make such a move?
> Does anyone think this is a good idea for Oracle (share holders)?  
> Do you think they can succeed at delivering a long term Linux solution?
I don't think it is a good idea for Linux. I think that Larry's
motivation is to have an Oracle optimized Linux. It is expensive for
Oracle to work with the existing distros. 

If I were a data center manager, I would probably prefer to have a
single enterprise distribution in the center. But, if the Oracle distro
would provide me with a significant performance improvement for Oracle,
I would probably opt to obtain that distro. But if it did not provide
me with a significant benefit either cost, performance, or support I
would probably prefer one of the other distros, primarily Red Hat or

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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