Red Hat Shares Soar on Sales News

Oracle's aggressive plan has apparently failed to put a big dent in the Linux outfit's business

It was a little early to be playing Grinch in October, but Oracle (ORCL) gave it a shot anyway. When the software giant went for Red Hat's (RHT) jugular Oct. 26 with a plan to offer similar services at lower prices, investors whacked more than 26% off the Linux company's stock. But maybe Larry Ellison & Co. should've remembered what the Grinch was wearing atop his pointy green head at the end of the Dr. Seuss classic.

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