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RE: linux & Oracle -- best combination

From: Daniel Curry <>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 10:27:16 -0700
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Lisa and others,  

     About a year ago, I was working for a company as a Linux systems engineer (Read as: Tech guy doing sales support). Most of our customers wanted Linux systems, and it was my responsibility to provide them the correct combination of Linux and hardware to meet their needs. I had an ISO 9002 compliance to maintain as I provided testing and supporting data to our clients.  

My first test was RedHat linux 6.1 with Oracle 8.1.5. I don't have the benchmarks any more, but it worked the best.  

SCO Unix was bought by Caldera Linux and is not yet being implemented to the full capability (IMHO).  

Mandrake, SuSe, Storm were all tested as well, And had less satisfactory performance and reliability.  

Slackware 7 was the next best solution, followed by TurboLinux 6.  

All of these configurations were tested on the same machine, completely formatted and the same installation performed on each test cycle.  

I hope this is helpful information.  

Daniel Curry
Systems Administrator
CGtime, Inc.
625 Second Street
Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107
ph: 415-348-6516
fx: 415-348-6505
cell: 510-304-7889  

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Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 9:36 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L  


SuSe is the best so I have been told. I am about to install 8i on 7.1 and another guy here is installing 9i on 7.2.  

Totally untested on my behalf as I haven't started yet but that is the best I have been told.  

Probably of no use whatsoever !!!  

-----Original Message-----

Sent: 21 August 2001 16:51
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Sorry everyone, I know you were just discussing this recently. What is the most stable combination of Oracle & Linux? What would you recommend? I want to say the consensus was SCO Linux but I don't quite remember.
Thank you
Lara Croft
Oracle Database Administrator
Fairfield Resorts, Inc  

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