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Re: Oracle-Novell
  • From: "Chuck Davis" <cjgunzel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 16:53:10 -0700
  • Message-id: <883e44790604171653r3cfe61bei9055405edb85775f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
One other thought. IF it turns out Novell actually holds the
copyrights to Unix THAT could be a motvie for buying Novell since
Solaris is the 64 bit platform of choice for Oracle. Oracle has a
vested interest in making sure MS doesn't buy Unix by picking up the
pieces of either a decimated SCO or weakened Novell. Only time will
tell. Ultimately the GNOME boys in charge at Novell are going to kill
SUSE Linux as we've come to love it anyway.


On 4/17/06, Chuck Davis <cjgunzel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This whole discussion is nonsense. What is the motive? If Oracle
> wanted a Linux distro why not grab openSuse and start adding their
> goodies? Why pay millions for Novell? Or Redhat? I don't see it
> happening. Maybe testing the waters to see what the reaction to an
> Oracle distro might be but I don't think they're going to buy Novell
> for SUSE Linux -- maybe OpenExchange or something but not Linux which
> already is so readily available.
> That's my $.02.
> Chuck
> On 4/17/06, Dwerts <n7nkj@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi all, just my 2 cents worth into the fray. Larry E. is getting use to
> > getting his way and with his strong dislike of Bill G and MS, I wouldn't
> > be surprised at all that Novell is bought by Oracle. They, Oracle, have
> > a VP in charge of Linux product development, SuSE is the next piece of
> > the puzzle for them, I think. Do they have the $'s, probably.
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