Oracle takes aim at CentOS
Posted Jul 19, 2012 12:37 UTC (Thu) by pboddie
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Not to mention Oracle's miserable record when it comes to supporting its own stuff. Apart from the laughable strategy of big, infrequent updates to their "unbreakable" product range which, if previous experience with Oracle's core products is anything to go by, is probably a nightmare for administrators, Oracle have been very good at talking the talk and then dropping features and whole products when it suits them.
On two occasions I've been witness to Oracle functionality in their headline product going away after a while, on one occasion the functionality concerned being the main reason for a big project going with the product - probably another reason why I doubt that project ever got delivered - and I dare not think what life is like for people really spending money and using the different Oracle business applications.
And we can always ask what iteration of Oracle's GNU/Linux distribution strategy this is. Really, people should be actively figuring out how to give less of their money to Oracle, not more.
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