Oracle Virtual Server Unlikely to Blunt VMware

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| He noted that Burlington Coat Factory is also evaluating whether to replace
| its SUSE Linux software with Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux implementation, which
| would give the company another reason to use Oracle VM.


Oracle's Unbreakable Linux tries to neutralize Microsoft apps

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| Thus, a win for Linux is a win for Oracle as it immediately eliminates SQL
| Server, Exchange, and Visual Studio from the equation and increases the
| likelihood that a customer will choose Oracle software, Aslett said. *
| That's true regardless of whether customers choose Oracle Unbreakable Linux –
| or Red Hat. *


Ellison on Microsoft abuses:

Why does Larry Ellison have a Red Hat fetish?

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| Larry doesn't understand open source. This isn't surprising since the people
| who report to him apparently don't, either (though I don't include Mike Olson
| in that crowd - he's a victim of golden handcuffs :-). Oracle desperately
| wants open source to be "just another tool" that it uses for IT domination.
| It's not. It actually has the opposite effect. * *
| Oracle just can't grok this.
| It wants to own the Linux kernel. It can't. It wanted to own JBoss. It
| couldn't. Open source is about controlling through sharing, but Oracle
| doesn't do the "share" thing very well. *
| And so we'll have to sporadically endure Mr. Ellison's ego pronouncing
| himself god of the Linux world, despite his Linux business being so anemic *
| that he won't break out its numbers. If the numbers are so great, report
| them, Mr. Ellison. (Having said this, it's important to note that Oracle
| stopped breaking out revenue by product line many years ago.) *

Ellison: 'Fusion Must Coexist'

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| Ellison also acknowledged Red Hat's growth in "a healthy market" for both
| companies. "We're also doing something Red Hat isn't, which is shipping
| Oracle VM underneath our Linux offering so there is a single stack of code.
| If you have applications that run on Red Hat, it will run unchanged on
| Oracle's enterprise software." * *

Larry Ellison thrashes Red Hat

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| "At Oracle we've been in the Linux business for a year now," he said.
| "With the Red Hat code all we did for the first year was fix bugs. Now Oracle
| growing a lot faster than Red Hat. Red Hat's been growing too because it’s a
| growing market." *

OpenWorld: 1,500 companies adopt Oracle Unbreakable Linux

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| Despite Oracle's fast growth, Red Hat remains the top dog in the enterprise
| Linux market, with tens of thousands of subscribers to its support business.
| During its Q1 2008 call with analysts, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik said it
| added "multiple of thousands of customers" in that quarter alone. *

Ellison touts Fusion Applications

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| Oracle CEO Larry Ellison didn't display much of his traditional flamboyance
| Wednesday at Oracle's OpenWorld conference, but he did preview the company's
| next-generation Fusion Applications and said its Unbreakable Linux offering
| has met with initial success. *

OpenWorld: Oracle restricting app support to its own virtualization platform

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| Buried under the surface of Oracle Corp.'s Monday announcement that it plans
| to get into the virtualization market is the fact that the company won't
| support its database and many other applications if they are running on
| virtualization software from VMware Inc., Microsoft Corp. or even Red Hat
| Inc. * *
| That effectively limits enterprise users who want to run their Oracle
| applications more efficiently through virtualization to just one platform:
| Oracle's new VM. *

Oracle's mixed messages on "compatibility" with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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| No offense, Oracle, but if it looks like a fork, smells like a fork, and acts
| like a fork, it's a fork, and "fully compatible" is simply not a credible
| guarantee. You can't change someone else's code and crown it "fully
| compatible." *

Oracle claims no Linux ulterior motive

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| Oracle is using LinuxWorld to try and calm concerns its Enterprise Linux and
| Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) will fork Red Hat and fragment the Linux
| market. *

Oracle's got a giant Red Hat fork coming, says spaceman

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| Oracle's assault on Linux looks to take the shape of a fork in the near
| future, according to Canonical founder and Ubuntu chief Mark Shuttleworth.

Is Unbreakable a long-term Linux play?

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| After initial cynicism I have been forced to rethink my opinion on a couple
| of occassions, notably Oracle's patent pledge, the naming of customers and
| the naming of partners, although I remain unconvinced that OEL is a long-term
| strategy for the company as opposed to an attempt to disrupt the market. *
| Linux is clearly a long-term commitment. Oracle Enterprise Linux? Not sure.

Ubuntu chief: Oracle Linux has 'tactical value'

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| Oracle has the ability to support Linux, and doing so could
| have "tactical value" for the database company, the founder
| of Ubuntu Linux--and a potential Oracle partner--said Friday.

Shuttleworth: Oracle-Ubuntu partnership only a matter of time

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| Canonical Ltd. CEO Mark Shuttleworth said a partnership with
| Oracle is no longer a matter of if, but when.