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WinXP vs Win2003 Server [message #350097] Wed, 24 September 2008 02:29 Go to next message
hellcat
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Hi all,

I'm new to the Windows world (for Oracle) and I was wondering what is preferable, Win XP or Win2003 Server.
What are the technical reasons?

Thanks!

/hc

Re: WinXP vs Win2003 Server [message #350163 is a reply to message #350097] Wed, 24 September 2008 04:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Which database version would you like to install? Because, not all database + operating system version combinations are supported and certified.
Re: WinXP vs Win2003 Server [message #350167 is a reply to message #350163] Wed, 24 September 2008 04:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hellcat
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Littlefoot,

I'm sorry, forgot to mention that I'm going to install Oracle 10g 10.2.0.4. As far as I could see on metalink 10.2.0.4 is supported and certified for both WinXP and Win2003 Server.

Thanks.

/hc
Re: WinXP vs Win2003 Server [message #350755 is a reply to message #350167] Fri, 26 September 2008 03:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hellcat
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Anybody comments, opinions, facts?

Thanks.

/hc
Re: WinXP vs Win2003 Server [message #350873 is a reply to message #350755] Fri, 26 September 2008 16:00 Go to previous message
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Well, it depends on what you plan to do with both Oracle and operating system.

MS Windows XP is an operating system designed to be used (primarily) on personal computers. MS Windows Server 2003, on the other hand, is a server operating system, designed to be used on business line products.

How many users do you plan to have? Many? If so, then XP is probably out of question. Couple of them? Server 2003 would probably be too much.

Are you doing business all by yourself? If so, how about a free (even for commercial use, certain limitations apply) Oracle 10g Express Edition?

I guess people who have experience in multiple installations on these operating system might tell you more about the issue. As I'm not the one, perhaps I'd better quit now.
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