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Former Unix server customers are continuing the march toward Linux and for many there's no looking back, but that hasn't stopped Oracle from continuing development of Solaris Unix – albeit slowly. On Tuesday, the database giant staged an event in New York to announce Solaris 11.2, which is only the second point release of the …

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Oracle and cloud?

I just barfed a little in my mouth.

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Re: Oracle and cloud?

What many who mindlessly repeat what everyone else is shouting on the internet wouldn't know, is that Sun tech ( now's Oracle's ) was one of the innovators of the cloud when they released Sun Grid back in 2006, at the same time as Amazon. Shame they couldn't compete with the level of resources Amazon was able to invest, with the strife the company was in.

More here:

http://www.itjungle.com/tug/tug032306-story04.html

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Re: Oracle and cloud?

Unbeknownst to many who simply repeat what everyone else is shouting on the net, Sun ( now Oracle's tech ) was a cloud innovator too when they released Sun Grid back in 2006. But they just didn't have Amazon's resources to throw behind the product especially with their systems business struggling.

Read more here:

http://www.itjungle.com/tug/tug032306-story04.html

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"Former Unix server customers are continuing the march toward Linux "

Erm - but the majority of them move to Wintel - and only some to Linux. Sun and IBM might hope otherwise, but the trend is clear. IBMs revenue have been dropping off a cliff because of betting on Linux.

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Re: Oracle and cloud?

Erm - but the majority of them move to Wintel - and only some to Linux. Sun and IBM might hope otherwise, but the trend is clear. IBMs revenue have been dropping off a cliff because of betting on Linux.

Nice troll, but nowhere near the truth. IBM's overall revenue has fallen due to lacklustre hardware sales, but their software and services revenue has consistently grown. Just to make that clear, most of their software and services revenue come from Linux related stuff, with a smaller chunk from AIX and the like.

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