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What's the Future of Linux and Solaris at Oracle?

Jan 28, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Several of the concerns about Oracle's acquisition of Sun have revolved around how Unix technologies led by Sun would continue under the new ownership. As it turns out, Solaris users might not have much to worry about, as Oracle executives on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to preserving the efforts.

"In the case of Solaris, Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) had already been a big supporter of the rival Linux operating system. Oracle has its own Enterprise Linux offering, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the idea that Linux and Solaris are mutually exclusive is a false choice.

""I don't think it's an either/or proposition, as UNIX does very well on the high-end," Ellison said during a Webcast Q&A session about the technologies. "I think where you'll see Solaris going is running not so much as an operating system for a standalone computer. You'll see Solaris as an operating system for a cluster of computers.""

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