Oracle contemplates Linux distro

by admin April 18, 2006 at 1:18 pm

Linux distribution to complement Oracle stack

Oracle is considering developing its own Linux distribution in an effort to create a complete software stack, the company’s chief executive Larry Ellison said in an interview with the Financial Times.

“I would like to have a complete stack,” he said. “We are missing an operating system. You could argue that it makes a lot of sense for us to look at distributing and supporting Linux.”

An Oracle Linux distribution would allow the company to integrate and test its database, middleware and enterprise applications. Ellison likened such a strategy to Microsoft’s efforts to provide software for most mainstream applications.

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