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Oracle and Ubuntu?

Following the recent news about Oracle wanting a Linux distribution, this article speculates wildly about Oracle buying Ubuntu. No, April 1st has passed.
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“Buying Novell would put Oracle into the top three [for the software stack space], so it kind of makes sense in that regard. But the other [Novell] products like NetWare wouldn't make sense. Oracle just wants to add the OS, so Ubuntu Linux would make a lot more sense than Novell,” said Richard Monson-Haefel, a senior analyst with Burton Group, a Midvale, Utah, consulting firm.

Ubuntu also boasts one of the largest community bases of all the Linux distributions, called the Ubuntu Forums, which contain more than 67,000 unique registered users. Monson-Haefel said he believes Oracle could effectively tap into this popularity and use it alongside Ubuntu's desktop and server side aspects to design a truly complete software stack.

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