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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Oracle is on a bit of a marketing attack against CentOS, the free Linux distribution that derives from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
To see Oracle promote its own Linux distribution and attack a rival is pretty much a joke. It can only be viewed as the hubris we have come to expect from Oracle.
Oracle is making a proposal to CentOs users. Oracle is trying to exploiting historical delays in CentOS release. They claim the update issue poses a security risk. To lure customers, they say they are making the Oracle Linux software available free of charge. And they have created a script to switch a CentOS system to Oracle Linux. Oracle is offering this free Red Hat clone to pick up customers down the road. They offer the distribution for free and sell support. They claim their support is cheaper than Red Hat’s.