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[News] Oracle Very Serious About GNU/Linux, Builds Its Own

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Jilted Sun Snapped Up by Oracle for Application Systems  

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| Larry Ellison, Oracle's co-founder and chief executive officer, explained how 
| Solaris Unix is the most popular platform on which Oracle's eponymous 
| databases are deployed, but quickly added that Linux was number two on the 
| operating system hit parade for Oracle and that the acquisition in no way, 
| shape, or form meant that Oracle was backing off on its support for Linux, 
| particularly its own clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, called Oracle 
| Enterprise Linux. Ellison added that the deal would mean that Oracle could 
| tightly integrate its databases with Solaris, and that this integration would 
| allow Oracle to offer Sun systems that would have lower TCO than 
| alternatives.         


Roll Your Own Linux with New Solutions

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| When it comes to operating systems, are you tired of taking what's thrown at 
| you? It's funny how operating system vendors believe that "one size fits 
| all." Wouldn't you rather do it your way? Now you can. Building your own 
| custom Linux distribution (distro) is easy, quick and free. What more could 
| you ask for — support for all major virtual machine types? You got it. You 
| want it to be web-based? You got it. You want it to be easy to use? Got it. 
| Anything else? You also want more than one choice that fits all those 
| criteria? Yep, got that too.        



What the Oracle Acquisition of Sun Means for Linux

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| Both Sun and Oracle are members of the Linux Foundation, with Oracle a
| prominent supporter of the Foundation with its platinum membership. We look
| forward to working with the combined company to further the growth of open
| source, open standards, and Linux.


Shuttleworth: Oracle's Sun buy validates open source

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| He argued that the major sources in software today are either free software
| or powered by free software, Google Yahoo etc.
|     "The fact that Oracle has just announced a multi-billion dollar
|     acquisition of a company that describes itself as the world's biggest
|     Free Software and Open Source company to me is enormously instructive,"
|     Shuttleworth said. "To me it suggests that it cements the idea that open
|     source and free software are the big game in town. And everyone is trying
|     to figure out what that means and how they integrate it, what' they can't
|     do is ignore it."

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