Oracle has signed up Yahoo as its first major Linux customer, announced the company's chief executive Larry Ellison. In a conference call to analysts about the company's financial results, Ellison noted that Oracle has signed several new support contracts, some for over half a million dollars. In claiming Yahoo, Ellison stated that Oracle had displaced Red Hat at the Internet company, as well as at other sites that he did not name.
Red Hat responded by saying that it has not been replaced at Yahoo, and Yahoo's spokesperson Leigh Day was quoted in news reports as saying that the company's current infrastructure Relevant Products/Services leverages both Red Hat and Oracle Linux products. More on this topic on NewsFactor Network.