Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Oct 2006 18:47 UTC, submitted by tux68
Databases Red Hat has officially responded to Oracle's 'Unbreakable Linux' move. "The opportunity for Linux just got bigger. Oracle's support for Linux reaffirms Red Hat's technical industry leadership and the end of proprietary Unix. It's no accident that Red Hat was chosen #1 in value two years running. Want to know what else we think? Read on." This article has more reactions.
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Nothing from Oracle is UNBREAKABLE!
by jerryn on Fri 27th Oct 2006 20:41 UTC
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If your in the biz and use Oracle 9i, 10g, you know that on a monthly basis it's patch, patch, patch, refresh.
You are constantly patching oracle's nasty bugs. 10g is supposed to be unbreakable.. in a cluster.. not! The application server is a pig on resources. What I would like to see is MySQL and Postgres evolve to a point where it forces Oracle to retire. Oracle changes thier licensing scheme often! When larry felt threatened by mySQL he bought sleepy cat software hoping that would kill transaction logging and mySQL. Nope we found a work around. Larry flopped with the network appliance.. the company was called Think or something like that. hopefully no good Linux engineer would work for Larry, he'll get junior ones, induce buge into the product and it will be a poor performer just like 11i and 10g was on high end linux servers.
the problem wasn't the OS.. man patch patch patch patch
crash, patch

And this is from experience.
10g is more stable but jee... he has no business claiming unbreakable.

yea... you can break it.

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