This was a predictable response to Red Hat + JBoss -- a very steep opportunity cost for Red Hat.
Becoming an operating-system company is one of a series of bold attempts at growth by the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based software company, which in recent years also has acquired small and large rivals. Many major computing companies have embraced Linux, but until now, all have chosen partnerships with Linux companies rather than direct competition.
Source: Oracle to offer Red Hat Linux support | CNET News.com
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