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    Oracle may launch own Linux version

    Oracle may launch own Linux version

    Yeah, I don't know about that. I agree with one of the commenters who says Oracle has bigger fish to fry, and I would eat my shoes if they were able to buy Redhat. Let them have Novell.

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    I thought they are buying Novell. ???
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    I was just ranting, in case they have RH in their crosshairs. You're correct, the article mentions Novell as a potential buy.

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    Well, ya never knows ...

    With Larry's ego and his money, he can do it if he really wanted to ....
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    that makes me nervous....does Oracle have a track record when it comes to software development outside of the dB? Is this more about the development of the Linux OS or an opportunity to take jabs the the MS juggernaut ?
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    It would be a shame if they bought Novel and messed it up. Despite problems turning a profit, some great things have come from Novel recently. Xgl with compiz window manager is the latest, not to mention almost completely supporting the mono project, as well as churning out a bunch of cool free software. It's mainly the old Ximian guys who are making headlines with things like Tomboy, Evolution, Beagle, and F-Spot, but if Oracle buys Novel and screws it all up, that will be the end of their legacy.
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