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Business 2.0 Beta: Why No One's Buying Oracle's Linux

Dec 21, 2006, 22:45 (6 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

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"When Oracle (ORCL) announced its entry into the Linux business in October, people expected the software giant would upend the market, sending shares of Red Hat (RHT) down 24%. Now, however, it's been revealed what a pipsqueak Oracle is in the world of open-source operating systems.

"In its recent earnings call transcribed by SeekingAlpha, Oracle proudly announced that customers had downloaded 9,000 copies of its Oracle Unbreakable Linux in 30 days. 9,000 copies..."

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