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

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 21:56:21 CDT 2009


I've never known Larry to give anything away for free. Where is this cited?
Aside from that, monetary gain and the greater good are not mutually
exclusive concepts. I'm very optimistic as to how this will unfold in the
near term and short term.


On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Herb Cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

> 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...
>>>>      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
>>
>>
> 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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