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Putting Unbreakable Linux Into Perspective

Nov 19, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"As I sat watching Larry Ellison's keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Wednesday it occurred to me that something was not quite right. This is the end of a year in which Oracle released a major new version of its flagship Database product and made a number of acquisitions, including Hyperion, Agile and Coherence, not to mention bidding for BEA. This is also the start of the year in which Oracle will roll-out its first Fusion Applications following its acquisitions of PeopleSoft, Siebel et al. And yet here was Ellison talking about Linux.

"Granted, the fact that Oracle had gathered 1,500 customers in the first year of its Unbreakable Linux offering is a sign of success, but enough to overshadow everything else and form the starting point of Ellison's keynote? It doesn't add up..."

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