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

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Thu Sep 10 14:21:25 CDT 2009


David Kowis wrote:
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> Al Castanoli wrote:
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>> On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 10:14 -0500, Ernest De Leon wrote:
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>>> 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...
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>>> http://www.oracle.com/features/suncustomers.html
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>>> The clash of the titans begins. I'm stoked!
>>>       
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> 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> 
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> 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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Hmmmm forgive me for being paranoid but this is the same L Ellison that 
offered GW the free use of his products to set up a national ID system. 
I simply cannot believe he has any intention other than personal gain.
herb

Larry Ellison



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