Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Jul 2010 08:52 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The HURD was meant to be the true kernel at the heart of the GNU operating system. The promise behind the HURD was revolutionary -- a set of daemons on top of a microkernel that was intended to surpass the performance of the monolithic kernels of traditional Unix systems and in doing so, give greater security, freedom and flexibility to the users -- but it has yet to come down to earth.
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RE[6]: Reason Linux lives:
by spiderman on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 09:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Reason Linux lives:"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

Oracle isn't stealing any business from Red Hat, get real. It is not the same deal and Unbreackable linux customers are not Red Hat potential customers. Oracle linux customers are those who don't need the Red Hat grade Linux support. They are between CentOS and Red Hat. They will install it for you but they won't fix the bugs, security issues or implement new features. You could say that Red Hat is stealing from GNU but they don't. Actually it is Red Hat that is stealing business from Oracle Solaris and that killed Sun. The Red Hat business model is one of the most effective ones. Oracle may profit from the new features implemented by Red Hat but they can't do that on demand like Red Hat.

Edited 2010-07-03 09:34 UTC

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RE[7]: Reason Linux lives:
by nt_jerkface on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 23:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Reason Linux lives:"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Oracle isn't stealing any business from Red Hat, get real. It is not the same deal and Unbreackable linux customers are not Red Hat potential customers.


No they are offering the same level of support at half the price in an effort to take Red Hat customers.

To get Oracle support for Red Hat Linux all you have to do is point your Red Hat server to the Oracle network. The switch takes less than a minute."

http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS7266264422.html

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RE[8]: Reason Linux lives:
by spiderman on Sun 4th Jul 2010 20:19 in reply to "RE[7]: Reason Linux lives:"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Looks like you have never faced either Red Hat support or Oracle support. Red Hat support provides the patch that fix the problem overnight. Oracle points out that they can't fix that problem because it's an upstream problem but that you can always ask Red Hat to fix it. And indeed they can't. If they did fix problems they would fork Red Hat and that would cost them money so they don't want to. They stick to Red Hat. Sorry but that is not the same level of support. Reh Hat does not compete with Oracle linux, they compete with Oracle Solaris. At least Oracle can fix Solaris when customers face problems.

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