More on the OpenWorld opening keynote
“If you want to go faster, and you want a system that is more reliable, you have to be willing to spend less,” Mr. Ellison said. He claimed Oracle’s new $1 million products run faster than I.B.M.’s while costing one-fourth as much.
Mr. Ellison also unveiled Oracle’s own version of Linux that it will run on these specialized systems. The company took key advances from Sun’s Solaris operating system and added them to Linux to create the – prepare yourself – Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux.
This may not do much for some readers, but it will inspire either hatred or joy among the geeks.