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RE: Opinions request - Oracle on WIN2K vs Unix

From: Scott Stefick <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 12:19:18 -0800
Message-ID: <>

Nice!!! Can I use that in my Signature??

At 11:48 AM 4/25/03 -0800, you wrote:

>"Linix like TeePee no windows, no gates, Apache inside."

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: []
>>Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 1:09 PM
>>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
>>Subject: RE: Opinions request - Oracle on WIN2K vs Unix
>>Yah, Linux does kind of give you the best of both worlds - doesn't
>>it. Stability of Unix, same environment you are used to and cheaper
>>Oracle OCP DBA
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chris Berry [<>]
>>Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 1:47 PM
>>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
>>Subject: Re: Opinions request - Oracle on WIN2K vs Unix
>> >From: "david davis" <>
>> >Darrell,
>> >The reason we are considering the move is because the CIO said to
>> consider
>> >it. Last year it was consider moving to SQL Server. Thankfully, I dodged
>> >that bullet - porting costs were too high
>> >
>> >From his level (and he "loves" microsoft) is that the hardware is a lot
>> >more expensive for the non-Intel Unix servers. Which is somewhat true.
>>Very true, and in my opinion not really justified unless you're running an
>>8-way or bigger.
>> >Though our own internal studies a couple of years ago, was that Unix
>> >servers were cheaper to manage than Windows servers. Something to do with
>> >the frequency of problems/reboots/security patches.
>>That was mostly NT, I run alot of win2k here (plus Mandrake) and it's
>>damn stable if you know what you're doing.
>> >>From: "Darrell Landrum" <>
>> >>I'm afraid my opinion of moving from HP-UX to windows would get me
>> >>censored if not kicked off the list.
>>I like win2k, but I have to agree, *nix is more stable if you have a clue
>>what's going on.
>> >> >>> 04/24/03 03:41PM >>>
>> >>We are in the midst of pondering a move from HP Unix (HP/UX) to WIN2K
>> and
>> >>upgrading Oracle 7.3.4 to 9iR2.
>>It seems to me that you'd be better off moving to Linux instead of
>>Less retraining, keep your good uptime, lower hardware costs, what's not to
>> >>I would like opinions from people on the merits or problems with
>> >>supporting/administering multiple Oracle instances on WIN2K.
>>Windows fakes it well, but it's not a true multi-tasking system, you'll get
>>lower performance to some extent, although since you'll be able to afford
>>better hardware your speed may actually increase.
>>Chris Berry
>>Systems Administrator
>>JM Associates
>>"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The
>>sleeper must awaken." -- Duke Leto Atreides
>Scott Stefick
>Systems / Oracle Certified DBA
>Wm. Rainey Harper College

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