And another one bites the dust....

KSplice, Inc has agreed to be purchased by Oracle according to a news fact over on Market Watch.  While we at linuxinstall.net aren't sure that not booting for updates is a great idea the concept was cool.  Since Oracle seems to hate leaving things in the open after they buy them we can only assume that this technology will also be closed up.  Don't get us wrong we are happy they entered the market to scratch an inch.  They were doing very interesting research and the team at Ksplice, Inc. deserve what ever pay check they recieved.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.