Re: Oracle chief architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat

From: Ramon F Herrera <>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 09:46:45 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 8, 12:39 pm, Ivan Marsh <> wrote:

> On Wed, 07 May 2008 17:27:33 -0700, Ramon F Herrera wrote:
> > "One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution - Red
> > Hat - and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base.

> Thus showing that the Oracle chief architect in question doesn't
> understand Linux at all.

He doesn't have to understand it. He has chosen not to understand it.

Oracle Corporation is in the:

     "Corporate Server Business".

The Oracle DB and most other apps do not run on "Linux". They run on an "Enterprise Linux".

There is a huge difference.

The fact that you can hack your iPhone and run some Linux derivative on it is inconsequential to Oracle.

-Ramon Received on Thu May 08 2008 - 11:46:45 CDT

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