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Re: Personal Lab for study purposes...

From: Rahul Dandekar <>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 10:05:49 -0500
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First of all, let me tell you that I am member of technet and thanks for that advice. But downloading 600MB from internet is something which I would not like to do. What I want to know is that if I have access to a CD of Oracle for NT (official copy) then can I use that instead of technet download?

> I would get a sparc, Ultra 5, 10's are not that pricey and would just
> to get a few hard disks (scsi) and a Symbios scsi card (PCI PC but
> in sparc at $60, little known fact). If that was not possible, I would
> Solaris Intel or Linux. Unless you plan on supporting NT, NT is good to
> start with if your not really comfortable with Unix so you can at least
> understand oracle with out the difficult (to some) interface of unix.

How much would a sparc Ultra 5 or 10 cost for personal use?

I am damn sure that Oracle works too much better on UNIX. About 4 years back, I was handling a Oracle 7 database on SVR4 for a machine made up of 2 Nos of 386 CPUs 16 MB RAM and never had any speed problems. Well, it was a developent database. But still... And at the same time we had 7.3 running on NT box on Pentium Pro with 64M and it sucked. (Sob sob... but I was having only a DUMB UNIX terminal to work. And that's when I started hating to use mouse.)

Problem is not about the comfort level of UNIX but installing it takes time. And is not as friendly for a Home use. Dual boot is the option. I must admit though that 4 years back, when I set linux at home, I was unable to configure my modem under it. And until the end I could not do it.

And how the hell I forgot about Solaris for x86. My mistake I agree. Has anyone installed Oracle on Solaris for x86? How much does a 'Personal Copy' of Solaris for x86 cost? Received on Fri Dec 01 2000 - 09:05:49 CST

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