Having tried, and failed, to kill Red Hat Linux with Unbreakable Linux, Oracle is now sneaking up on CentOS.
Larry Ellison’s database giant is now touting a piece of code it claims will let you convert your CentOS machine into Oracle Linux systems with no strings attached.
Well, there is one catch: switching actually provides little discernible advantage over CentOS, except the opportunity to give Oracle your money for its support.
Oracle’s Larry Ellison launched Unbreakable Linux in 2006 to squeals of delight – his own – at OpenWorld, with the plan to swap out Red Hat Enterprise Linux by offering binary compatibility wrapped with Oracle’s support. Six years on, Oracle has 7,000 Oracle Linux customers.