Inside Oracle's bombshell plan to support Red Hat

November 30, 2006

[From SearchOracle]

Oracle's bombshell plan to offer full support for Red Hat Inc.'s Linux distribution at half the price sent shock waves through the IT industry.

Operating systems expert Tony Iams, a vice president and senior analyst with Ideas International in Port Chester, New York, says the move represents the first time a major applications vendor has jumped into the operating systems business in such a dramatic way. But, he adds, it's also a move that should have come as a major surprise to Red Hat.

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