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[Oracle] Oracle buys Ksplice

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The combination of Ksplice technology and Oracle Linux Premier Support is expected to be the only enterprise Linux provider that can offer zero downtime updates, and Oracle plans to make the Ksplice technology a standard feature of Oracle Linux Premier Support.

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Oracle does not plan to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Enterprise Linux. The Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription applies to Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

First they ruin OpenOffice, now they're ruining Ksplice?

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Until this very moment, I had never heard of Ksplice...

Sounds like this might make for some new subscriptions to Oracle's services though
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but stock in oracle
    
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Until this very moment, I had never heard of Ksplice...

Sounds like this might make for some new subscriptions to Oracle's services though
I can't say for certain, but I would imagine some of Ksplice's original customer base runs something other than Oracle's brand of linux kernel, and now they're going to be left without a way to update their kernels sans rebooting.
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but stock in oracle

Considering that the OpenOffice devs left Oracle after the aquisition of OpenOffice, I'd say hold on to your money.
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I really wonder if Oracle is getting anywhere. I guess with businesses it is.

Also through this I discovered that there is a distro called Oracle Linux. However, it doesn't seem that popular, as Red Hat seems to be gathering all the glory.
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