Why No One's Buying Oracle's Linux
When Oracle (ORCL) announced its entry into the Linux business in October, people expected the software giant would upend the market, sending shares of Red Hat (RHT) down 24%. Now, however, it's been revealed what a pipsqueak Oracle is in the world of open-source operating systems.
In its recent earnings call transcribed by SeekingAlpha, Oracle proudly announced that customers had downloaded 9,000 copies of its Oracle Unbreakable Linux in 30 days. 9,000 copies.
How pathetic is that?