Inhouse Linux support not viable in the long run?

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| Is Linux therefore the choice platform simply because it comes free?
| Absolutely not, said Owenby. "If you look at its ability to run on commodity
| hardware but have the stability and security model of a very good Unix
| system, you can't deny that that's fantastic.
|
| "The fact that it is freely available just happens to be just one of its
| benefits. But it is the least important benefit," Owenby added.
|
| On Oracle's support program it calls Unbreakable Linux Support, Owenby said
| its biggest value proposition is "premier backporting", a service which
| isolates and patches individual bugs on a customer's Linux installation.
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"Premier backporting"? Not control? Not libre factor? Typical Oracle.


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be? *
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| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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