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Re: [News] Oracle's Effort to Hurt Red Hat Has Failed

Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
> Red Hat, Oracle: Cross Currents in the Linux Market
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Barnicle's findings contrast with chatter that Oracle's Linux effort
> | had fallen flat. Barnicle notes that his survey can't be taken as
> | gospel, but it is worth noting.
> `----
> http://biz.yahoo.com/seekingalpha/070319/29875_id.html?.v=1


| 15 percent of Red Hat users are considering a switch to Oracle. The
| good news: That tally is down from 33 percent in a November survey by
| Barnicle.
| Only 2 Oracle users switched from other vendors. One jumped ship from
| Red Hat and the other from Hewlett-Packard. Oracle fares best with
| enterprises with more than 5,000 employees.
| 35 percent of respondents reported using Novell, down from 42 percent
| in November. Of the respondents, 13 percent cited Novell as their
| primary vendor, down 1 percent from November.

So after the initial hype, less than half those who initially considered
switching to Oracle, are still considering it, with Oracle's current
"wins" standing at only *two* customers (of those surveyed). Novell have
similarly seen a dramatic loss of customers (presumably over to Red Hat).

Well nobody saw *that* coming. [smirk]

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