So the Yahoo announcement from Oracle wasn’t quite the coup Larry Ellison made it out to be, but it appears they weren’t done yet.
Today, we learn of at least 10 companies that have gone on the record saying they’ve adopted Oracle Unbreakable Linux in some form or another. I say it that way because it’s still kind of hazy as to how much Oracle Linux is being used; how much Red Hat Linux was removed, if any; and what kinds of applications are being run on top of Oracle Linux.
It’s all quite hazy — especially in light of the exaggerated Yahoo claims made by Oracle — so it’s a good thing I have a call with Monica Kumar, Oracle’s senior director Open Source product marketing, later today, huh?
NOTE: This is all starting to gel with reporting SearchEnterpriseLinux.com did earlier this year. Basically, that link goes to our article on the user response to discounted Linux support. For IT managers there really are no “favorites” — just whatever works best for the job at hand, and at the best price possible.