Re: Oracle chief architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 10:05:51 -0700 (PDT)
On May 9, 1:58 am, Michael Schmarck <usenet-mich..._at_schmarck.cn> wrote:
> bdbafh <bdb..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > Go check under "Certify" on Metalink.oracle.com for what distros are
> > and are not supported.
> Care to provide a direct link?
He cannot. That information is classified. :-)
Now seriously: you have to be an Oracle Metalink subscriber to see the certification matrix.
Last time I checked Oracle supports 3 distribuitions, all of them in the "enterprise" category.
- Enterprise SuSE
- Asia Linux
Oracle works directly with the folks responsible for the above
The original one was RedHat. They both (Oracle + RH) opened a development lab
to make sure that the software ran properly on Linux. Oracle gave every byte
on code -as required- back to the community.
The point is that when tey discover a bug or problem, Oracle can pick
up a phone,
make 3 phone calls and yell: "fix this now!".
It turns out that they would like to make a single phone call, with
cost savings and wall street pressures and all.
Ergo, the RH special status.
-Ramon Received on Fri May 09 2008 - 12:05:51 CDT