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Re: Microsoft Windows, will rule in the next 8 years in the market

From: Juan Carlos Reyes Pacheco <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 16:30:53 -0400
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Hi Niall, the link from Roby Sherman doesn't work but here is the explanation  "From perspective of performance, RedHat Linux 7.2 demonstrated an average performance advantage of 38.4 percent higher RDBMS throughput than a similarly configured Windows 2000 Server in a variety of operational scenarios."

About the suggestion of using linux, there was a indirect suggestion from Oracle, I remember, the decision to move to linux was too an attitude from Oracle to suppor Linux, I remember some one in Oracle said up to some date a group of workers will be using linux, and in that time created on a page only for linux. I don't remember the links, but I think you can find on google.

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 19:22:30 +0000, Niall Litchfield <> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 14:47:08 -0400, Juan Carlos Reyes Pacheco
> <> wrote:
> > Really thanks Niall Very interesting information
> >
> > When I say is up to 30% faster is because I read some month ago a
> > study comparying windows and linux, and I suppose this is the reason
> > Oracle suggest to use Linux
> and the URL for the study is? And the suggestion to use Linux is on
> what Oracle corp site? Oracle runs on the platform you wish to run it
> on. Amazon is unlikely to use windows. our shop is unlikely to use VMS
> but you know what Oracle works well on both.
> > But what you tell me helps me a lot because I was thinking to try to
> > work on linux instead of windows, now definitvely I'll get my MSCA :)
> > The only problem is I have to learn linux for the master certification.
> if the masters cert worries about os specific things like kernel
> parameters and relinking Oracle to take advantage of various options
> then I'll lose the respect I have for it. That is or should be
> reference.
> --
> Niall Litchfield
> Oracle DBA

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