IBM standing in the way of Oracle's Unbreakable Linux adoption

"IBM guarantees its products will work with Red Hat's version of Linux; although, they are being very cautious in adopting support for Oracle Corporation's Unbreakable Linux, despite the fact that Oracle's distribution is a mere clone.

Oracle Corporation's Unbreakable Linux became widely available in October of last year, and is based on the much popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution. The only difference, according to Oracle, is the claim to provide cheaper support for their customers.

On Friday, Matthew McMahon, a spokesman for IBM, stated they are not ready to guarantee their software to be compatible with Oracle's version of Linux. If any compatibility issue is raised between the two, it will be strictly up to Oracle to provide a fix."


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