Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Redmond | News: Oracle May Launch Linux Version, Considered Novell Buy

Redmond News: Oracle May Launch Linux Version, Considered Novell Buy "Oracle's chief executive, Larry Ellison, told the Financial Times that the company might launch its own version of Linux and has considered buying Linux distributor Novell. That could help counter leading Linux vendor Red Hat, which just announced a $350 million acquisition of JBoss Inc., a maker of open-source 'middleware,' which connects varying applications.
'I don't think Oracle and IBM want another Microsoft in Red Hat,' Ellison told the Financial Times."

Interesting times -- we haven't seen the last of the cascading ramifications from the Red Hat/JBoss deal...
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