November 20, 2007
Putting Unbreakable Linux into perspective
As I sat watching Larry EllisonÃ¢â¬â¢s keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Wednesday it occurred to me that something was not quite right. This is the end of a year in which Oracle released a major new version of its flagship Database product and made a number of acquisitions, including Hyperion, Agile and Coherence, not to mention bidding for BEA. This is also the start of the year in which Oracle will roll-out its first Fusion Applications following its acquisitions of PeopleSoft, Siebel et al. And yet here was Ellison talking about Linux.