Oracles Red Hat Rip-off
Opinion: Red Hat would have been far better off if Oracle had started its own Linux or bought another Linux distributor. Oracle's cheap Linux support move cuts Red Hat's enterprise market efforts to the quick. (Linux-Watch)No one saw this coming. People talked about Oracle making its own Linux, or buying a Linux company (Ubuntu?). But, the news that Oracle is erasing Red Hats trademarks from Unbreakable Linux and supporting it for less than Red Hat is a bolt from the blue. Or, perhaps, I should say that Oracle is firing a shot at the heart of Red Hat, and commercial Linux? This really, really ticks me off. Oracles claims as to why it felt it had to make this move are BS. The Oracle press release reads, "Red Hat only provides bug fixes for the latest version of its software. This often requires customers to upgrade to a new version of Linux software to get a bug fixed. Oracles new Unbreakable Linux program will provide bug fixes to future, current, and back releases of Linux. In other words, Oracle will provide the same level of enterprise support for Linux as is available for other operating systems."
First, no one supports their obsolete operating systems. Want to get support for Windows NT? 2000? 98!? Good luck!