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OpenSolaris, Linux could merge under Oracle

Apr 23, 2009, 19:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

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"On a conference call Monday, Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison said one of the primary reasons Oracle is interested in Sun is for its Unix-based Solaris OS, which has long been an important platform for Oracle's database and has a fairly healthy and significant installed base.

"Oracle is also a big proponent of Linux, however, so the deal raises questions about how Oracle might reconcile the two OSes. Indeed, just two weeks ago Oracle's corporate chief architect and top Linux engineer, Edward Screven, said Oracle would like to see Linux become the default operating system for the data center, so that customers don't even think about choosing another OS."

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