Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Feb 2009 10:24 UTC
Novell and Ximian Obviously, Linux vendors will not remain untouched by the economic downturn. Novell has already announced a number of lay offs, and the openSUSE Linux division has not been spared. openSUSE board members Pascal Blesser and Bryen Yunashko announced the lay offs.
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RE[4]: Why Opensuse?
by flanque on Tue 24th Feb 2009 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why Opensuse?"
flanque
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Look what happened with Oracle. They tried to under cut Red Hat with Red Hats own product. But they can't offer the value. And that value is knowledge, control of their product time lines and great support.

Yes Oracle can provide a similar product and lower cost support, but are they really knowlageable? Do they really have the skill and support level that Red Hat has? Can they even patch their OS?? And what is the time frame on that patching etc??

I can say from regular first hand experience, Oracle support is shit at best. I'd never go with an Oracle product unless I had to just based on support alone.

I completely agree with you on this particular point against Oracle.

Edited 2009-02-24 20:31 UTC

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