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[News] Oracle Bites, But Not Into Linux

Oracle's new plan: Make friends, don't buy them

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| Added Kuper: "He's (Ellison) beginning to see he can't
| own the world, or he'll alienate customers. He's finding
| it's better to own 70 percent of a real large pie, than
| all of a smaller one."
| [...]
| Apart from whether there will be another an
| acquisition, or confirming rumors that Oracle will
| offer its own Linux distribution, perhaps the most
| pressing question for Oracle's top brass is the
| status of its Fusion Middleware.


Just hours later:

Oracle to acquire MetaSolv

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| Oracle on Monday announced plans to pay $219
| million for MetaSolv Software, which
| specializes in serving the telecommunications
| business.



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.


Oracle #1 on Linux With More Than 80% Market Share 


Remotely related (also today):

VCs put their money on alternative energy, Web 2.0

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| U.S. venture capital funding rose 5.4 percent
| in the first nine months of this year, compared
| with 2005, led by investments in alternative-energy
| and Internet technologies, a survey due out Monday
| said.


Google stock closes at new all-time high

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| Shares of No. 1 search engine crack $480 thanks to
| optimism about earnings and YouTube deal. 


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