Why Software Companies Hesitate on Unbreakable Linux
May 03, 2007, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle's Unbreakable Linux is not 'simply' a copy of RHEL; it
is compiled from the sources used by Red Hat to compile RHEL. The
binaries you get from Red Hat are not identical to the binaries you
get from Oracle. If you went to the auto parts dealer, bought the
pieces of a Prius and then assembled it yourself, would your
insurance company give you the same rate they give other Prius
owners? Maybe your self-assembled car looks and acts like any other
Prius, but what if...?
"According to Oracle's FAQ, you can use any RHEL-certified
hardware or software with Unbreakable Linux, but the implication is
that you will receive your support from Oracle, not from the
hardware and software vendors..."