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

From: Ramon F Herrera <>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 10:53:03 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 8, 1:21 pm, Ivan Marsh <> wrote:
> 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.

For the purposes of this thread, I don't.

If you want to discuss desktop, you are invited to join another thread of yours truly:

"Apple should Acquire Sun"

in the Solaris NG.

BTW: There are at least two widely used OSS packages in which yours truly is mentioned in the contributors and thanks sections.

> Linux is NOT a PC operating system.

...and Oracle is not a PC product or company.

-RFH Received on Thu May 08 2008 - 12:53:03 CDT

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