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Can Red Hat Survive?

 

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison plays rough with the leading Linux software distributor.

October 26, 2006

 

Oracle's bid to steal business away from Red Hat has thrust the world's largest Linux software distributor into an extremely challenging position. It might even signal the beginning of the end for Red Hat, industry analysts and insiders said.

 

 

Red Hat's shared tumbled 25 percent Thursday after Oracle, the giant database software company, said it would offer support services for Red Hat's open source Linux software

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This is bad news for Red Hat, and no doubt Oracle will ramp up they're support prices if they buy out Red Hat.

 

Oracle have always been too damn greedy, thats why we still havent migrated from informix for our big db's.

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This is bad news for Red Hat, and no doubt Oracle will ramp up they're support prices if they buy out Red Hat.

 

Oracle have always been too damn greedy, thats why we still havent migrated from informix for our big db's.

 

 

Well, having let a sufficient amount of time pass I believe that it is safe to say that oracle hasn't even dented RHEL. In fact they might have just helped Redhat by bringing some publicity to Redhat's offerings. I for one and happy to see Redhat survive and make a profit. I would like to suggest they get back into a desktop OS market and Fedora isn't it.

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