inform our fellow MuyComputerPRO Oracle has announced the purchase of Ksplice, Inc. , it is not known how much, but obviously we do know why.
Oracle develops new acquisition of a technology called Ksplice which roughly allows applying updates to operating system kernel without the need to restart , at least in most cases. It is an extension to the Linux kernel quite popular in production environments, servers, etc, to offer “ updates with zero downtime “.
Ksplice technology currently used by distributions like Ubuntu or Fedora user segment, as RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and WIN SLED / SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and Server) in the professional field, and are the last two who are going to play a little noses because Oracle has said that there will be support for them .
The software can still be used as usual to be licensed under the GPL, but what is support engineers, only to Oracle customers . For more details you can go to the original story.