[SATLUG] "We're in it to win it" Oracle takes aim at IBM

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Thu Sep 10 12:31:05 CDT 2009


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Al Castanoli wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 10:14 -0500, Ernest De Leon wrote:
>> I couldn't be more proud of Larry Ellison's recent statement in an ad on the
>> back page of the New York Times. For those that want to know how Oracle
>> plans to aid Open Solaris, Solaris, Sun and the SPARC platform, here it
>> is...
> 
>> http://www.oracle.com/features/suncustomers.html
> 
>> The clash of the titans begins. I'm stoked!

I'd like to see better sparc support for virtualization. Get Xen running
on Sparc systems and you could do some very interesting things...
And competition is for the win!

> 
> Yeah, I think it will benefit the industry as a whole to have another
> systems builder committed to offering an alternative to AMD and Intel,
> but I didn't see anything in that web page about Open Solaris - it seems
> that Oracle would be competing against its own unbreakable linux to
> continue with Open Solaris development.
> 
> I'm hoping they do continue both Open Solaris and Virtual Box because as
> much as I like VMware, Virtual Box works really well for me and I like
> the price a lot better.
> 
> Al Castanoli <afcasta at satx.rr.com> 
> 

I think they'll do good things for java, I hope they continue to
contribute to it's open source goodness. It'll definitely be
interesting. Perhaps they'll ditch their linux for an opensolaris
derivative.

David
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