Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:10 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Databases "Yesterday Oracle announced the release of their own version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, simply called Enterprise Linux or 'Unbreakable Linux'. In a remarkably similar move to such projects as CentOS, Oracle have decided to remove all Red Hat specific trademarks and brand it as their own (all quite legit, of course). They will be supplying bugfixes for this new version, and will also be synchronising it with future releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We decided to take a peek at what Oracle had come up with. Read on for a first-look, and the Linux Format team's opinions." In the meantime, Mark Shuttleworth said a partnership with Oracle is no longer a matter of if, but when.
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I'm a little confused...
by jasutton on Thu 26th Oct 2006 19:09 UTC
jasutton
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2006-03-28

Oracle is about to partner with Ubuntu, but they just started a distro based on RHEL? Am I missing some key element to this news story, or what?

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RE: I'm a little confused...
by aent on Fri 27th Oct 2006 15:24 in reply to "I'm a little confused..."
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2006-01-25

They're about to support Ubuntu so people can purcahse their software and use it on Ubuntu with ease, but they have not had plans to recommend Ubuntu, just if someone wants it, it would be a supported platform.

They are going to encourage people to use Unbreakable Linux so they will be the one stop vendor for all issues on the computer. As it is, right now, if you have a problem on a server running Oracle, Oracle may go say its a Red Hat issue and Red Hat may say its an Oracle issue.

Since they figured they have to setup the entire infrastucture to support the distrubiton, they figured they might as well go all the way and offer it for everyone, since they could do it cheaper with the infrastructure they already had.

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