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

From: Ivan Marsh <>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 12:21:55 -0500
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On Thu, 08 May 2008 10:12:08 -0700, Ramon F Herrera wrote:

> On May 8, 1:07 pm, chrisv <chr..._at_nospam.invalid> wrote:
>> joel garry wrote:
>> >I've come to the opinion that linux as sold/supported is a toy OS
>> >running on toy hardware,
>> Yeah, that's why countless corporations and research organizations use
>> and depend on it. Tell google that Linux is a "toy OS".
>> Idiot.
> Just for the sake of argument...
> Countless corporations and research organizations do not use Linux.
> They use Enterprise Linux. Big difference.
> They use a Linux which is supported by a credible organization (RedHat,
> HP, IBM, Oracle and a *few* more). That leaves more than 99% of distros
> out.

My company is 24th in the world in it's industry (which is pretty damn good considering we're a 10th the size of our competition)... We run BlueHat, Fedora and OpenSuse... I've never needed the support of the distribution manufacturer.  

> I am talking about "corporate/enterprise servers" strictly. I (and
> Oracle) couldn't care less about the desktop.

...or any of the myriad other things Linux is used for in the world apparently.

Linux is NOT a PC operating system.

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Received on Thu May 08 2008 - 12:21:55 CDT

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