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InformationWeek: Target Linux: While Ellison Brings The Hammer, Ballmer Wields... The Coupon

Nov 08, 2006, 01:45 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Talk about a difference in style. When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wants to co-opt the Linux movement to the company's advantage, it dresses it up in patent peace and coupons. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison just brings the hammer down.

"In a Web 2.0 world where IBM and Microsoft and Google talk of playing nice with others, while keeping the club handy, it's refreshing to have someone like Ellison put his ambition up on the mantel, as he did with his head-on play for Red Hat Linux customers, offering cut-rate support..."

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