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

From: joel garry <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:22:46 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 8, 3:23 pm, "The Boss" <use..._at_No.Spam.Please.invalid> wrote:
> joel garry wrote:
> > On May 8, 1:40 pm, Ivan Marsh <> wrote:
> >> On Thu, 08 May 2008 13:34:30 -0700, joel garry wrote:
> >>> On May 8, 10:07 am, 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.
> >>> A decade ago I was very pro-linux in cola.).
> >> That explains more than anyone ever need know.
> > :-)
> > But still, I'm not the only one who was excited about it and then
> > disillusioned as it bloated, I'm not the only one who thinks Intel
> > hardware sucks, and I'm not the only one who thinks there should be a
> > fork specifically for db needs.  Do you not think these are legitimate
> > advocacy issues?
> No one is forcing you to use Intel hardware to run Linux ...

I can either work on what is given, or not. The person who makes those decisions has certain constraints. Oddly enough, he asked me whether he should use suse or redhat for a telephony app not long after I posted in this thread last week. He had some disks from about 5 years ago... I would like to encourage him to go in the direction of linux, actually, but that might be an indicator of how long it takes for me to say something and for it to become his idea...


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Received on Mon May 12 2008 - 12:22:46 CDT

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