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Oracle considering netbook following Sun deal

updated 11:50 am EDT, Wed June 3, 2009

Oracle Considers Netbook

Oracle chief Larry Ellison late Tuesday said (registration required) his company may jump into the netbook field in the aftermath of its buyout of Sun. While referenced casually at the JavaOne conference, the expansion into computers is considered a logical offshoot by Ellison given Sun's experience in hardware and other fields outside of Oracle's preferred database apps.

"I don't see why some of those [netbook] devices shouldn't come from Sun-Oracle," he said.

What the netbook would entail isn't known, though Sun is familiar with both its own Solaris platform as well as Linux. It's also the founder of Java and could depend heavily on the platform-independent code to offer apps for both its own systems and others. Ellison suggested that Oracle might develop both for its own devices and for platforms like Google's Android.

Oracle's entry would be unique as most netbooks run Windows XP or else Linux with native apps.



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  1. Jonathan-Tanya

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    Just as long as

    Larry is right about a lot of things, so I'm not sure what happened here, some kind of elaborate practical joke I imagine.

    If you do release a $200 netbook, don't forget to include an enterprise edition of oracle...hey its a netbook, noones going to run a corporation on it, so get Oracle out to the masses!

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