Oracle Buys Ksplice for Rapid Linux Updates

Posted by red5 on Jul 21, 2011 9:31 PM EDT
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Make no mistake about it, Oracle is serious about its Linux business. Today Oracle announced what I consider to be a significant addition to that business with the acquisition of Ksplice. Ksplice is this really neat tech that lets Linux admins 'hot patch' that is patch an in-use system without the need for a reboot. For a mission critical system, that's a big deal. It means that Oracle now potentially has a feature that other distros do not. No, this doesn't mean that Oracle is going to automatically block Ksplice from supporting other distros. BUT I do expect that it will be more optimized and integrated with Oracle Linux.

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