Will Oracle’s ‘Unbreakable Linux’ break the OS? | Computerworld

I was recently asked by ComputerWorld to comment on Oracle’s new ‘Unbreakable Linux’.

Read the article and my comments here:


Richard Zack, president of Pantek Inc., a Cleveland-based provider of Linux technical support, warned that customers should wait a year and let Oracle “work out all the kinks” before they consider switching. But he believes that “security will ultimately be improved through Oracle’s new offerings.”

“Since Oracle is now providing patches and actively looking for ways to improve security in Linux, because of the GPL [General Public License] all these improvements will go back to the community,” Zack said. “Additionally, their activities should encourage competition with Red Hat to step up their security improvements and patch cycles.”

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