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Oracle eyeing a Linux operating system

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Oracle is pursuing the idea of expanding its software lineup to include a linux operating system. the revelation comes from an interview Oracle’s CEO, Larry Ellison, did with the financial times. according to the article, Ellison is eager for Oracle to have its own operating system since he feels this is a gap in his company’s product offerings.

ellison is quoted as saying, “we’re missing an operating system. … it makes a lot of sense for us to look at distributing and supporting linux.” ellison goes on to say that his goal for the company is to be able to offer “a complete stack” of products, which includes applications and an operating system. the company even considered buying novell as part of a recent study it did on the open source software market in order to quickly acquire a linux distribution.

read more from the financial times article.