Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Oct 2006 00:20 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Databases "No one saw this coming. People talked about Oracle making its own Linux, or buying a Linux company (Ubuntu?). But, the news that Oracle is erasing Red Hat's trademarks from Unbreakable Linux and supporting it for less than Red Hat is a bolt from the blue. Or, perhaps, I should say that Oracle is firing a shot at the heart of Red Hat, and commercial Linux? This really, really ticks me off." Apparently, Oracle announced that they will provide full enterprise support for Linux and so it competes with RH.
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Totally agree.

Also, he goes on to say that Oracle are rubbish at releasing bug fixes and that we can expect more of the same with "Oracle Linux" (Oraclux? Linacle?). This is a moot point because if the service is bad, people won't buy it.

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nberardi Member since:

They will buy it if it comes bundled with the database. Take a look at this example (the prices are made up):

Red Hat Linux License 3000.00
Oracle Database License 5000.00

Oracle Linux License (bundled) 1000.00
Oracle Database License 5000.00

They just saved 2000.00 by getting the bundled version and that is enough for most companies to forget about Red Hat.

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Janizary Member since:

Funny, a better example is:

Red Hat Linux: $ 0/year
PostgreSQL: $ 0/year
Oracle: $0 for 30 days, must be licensed after by year

Red Hat cost for best Red Hat version and support: $2499/year
The best support possible for PostgreSQL: $22 500/year
Best support possible for Oracle Enterprise Edition, via Processor Perpetual licence: $44 888, one time fee

But those are just real prices, crazy, I know.

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