vCenter Server as a Linux Appliance

Today at VMware Virtualization Forum in Prague VMware representative in front of audience of around 600 people said that a new beta of VMware vSphere was just released and that vCenter server is completely redesigned into a Linux appliance. I did not read such info anywhere on the web and would assume that it would be under NDA. Anyway it makes a lot of sense now when Paul Maritz at VMworld said that the days of operating systems are over. No need for Windows OS to install vCenter. Hopefully vCloud Director appliance is soon to follow.

But what about Oracle database appliance?