What's the Future of Linux and Solaris at Oracle?

Posted by red5 on Jan 29, 2010 12:56 AM EDT
ServerWatch; By Sean Kerner
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"I love Linux. We're big supporters of Linux, [but] Solaris is an older and more capable operating system," Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said. While he expects to see Solaris primarily at the high end, it will go all the way down to the desktop for development. Nevertheless, he stressed that the high end is the home for Solaris, which could be a cloud of x86 or SUN SPARC machines. "We think it will be a long time before Linux ever catches up," Ellison said. "But again we will have Linux -- I'm a Linux fan and if you want Linux we have the best Linux in the world. If you want UNIX, we have the best UNIX in the world. And again, they are different and I don't think the high end is in trouble at all."

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