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    Mostly Unix and Linux topics. But flying might get a mention too.

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Oracle take on Linux

    Wim Coekaerts was the first guest speaker at this year's Linuxcon, in Boston. Oracle are one of the event's sponsors, which in itself seems rather significant.

    Considering recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle, it's not surprising that Oracle's presence here is important.

    I'm not going to transcribe the talk. Few comments only: the indication of where Oracle stand on Solaris and Linux is apparently in the fact that they are at present hiring professionals in both of these.

    According to Wim, more than 20% of Oracle installations run on Linux. His closing comment was:

    "Linux is here to stay, also at Oracle"

    That was to say - nobody argues the place of Linux in today's IT, and that has nothing to do with Oracle, no individual or organisation can change the momentum Linux has. However, Oracle are declaring their full embrace for both Linux and open source in general.

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