Oracle's cut-price Linux 'will threaten Red Hat'

October 31, 2006

[From Silicon.com]

Oracle's cut-price Unbreakable Linux will be a threat to the future of Red Hat and organisations should consider testing it on mission-critical systems, according to analyst Gartner.

Oracle is taking on Red Hat by offering support for half the price, discounts until the end of January next year and a promise to indemnify customers against Linux patent infringements.

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