"Oracle's own customers appear to vote in favor of Red Hat
rather than Oracle's own Unbreakable Linux offering....[I]f Oracle
cannot compete effectively against Red Hat inside its own customer
base, we highly doubt it can do so outside its customer base.
"Why? Why aren't even Oracle customers shaving costs with
Oracle's Red Hat knock-off?
"It's the value. Oracle's own Linux support policy site is
enough to give prospective customers pause. For one thing, Oracle
offers "Basic" and "Premier" Linux support plans. The Basic
offering, which is the pricing with which Oracle has blandishing
the market to demonstrate how cost effective it is, expires after
three years. Three years into the program, in other words,
customers are going to get hit with the "switch" part of Oracle's
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