The Real Point of Unbreakable Linux: Breaking Red Hat
Opinion: It's becoming clear that Oracle's Unbreakable Linux isn't so much a product as it is an attempt to undercut Red Hat. (Linux-Watch)Following my recent article in which I wrote that neither I, nor several financial analysis firms, were aware of any companies that were planning to deploy Oracles Unbreakable Linux, a handful of companies have told me that they are giving Unbreakable Linux a try. What I think is interesting is why theyre giving it a try, and what it tells us about Oracles intentions toward Red Hat. First, none of these companies were willing to go on the record with their names. Why? They didnt want their names used because none of them wanted to get into trouble with Oracle.
And, since all but one were Oracle customers, its easy to see why they wouldnt want to get on Larry Ellisons bad side.