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Re: Same old story, windows vs Linux

From: Dan Norris <>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 20:02:43 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Ted, I figured that question would come up. I'm not going to argue that different hardware platforms offer the same or similar performance characteristics. The SMP scalability of SPARC, PARISC and RS6000 have gone quite a bit beyond what mainstream x86 does currently. However, that said, I still don't think I'd recommend those architectures to a windows shop. Maybe to a firm that has linux expertise since at least they're in the ballpark, but they'd still need a plan including hiring some talent. That is, if they're taking on a project that requires the large SMP capabilities of these platforms, then they should consider hiring some help to manage it. If they're doing anything that doesn't require large SMP, then they should be able to stay with their current (presumably x86) platform of choice and keep on chugging. Is that what your question was getting at, or did I miss it completely? Dan ----- Original Message ---- From: Ted Coyle <> To:;; Cc: ORACLE-L <> Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 9:28:57 PM Subject: RE: Same old story, windows vs Linux <!-- _filtered {font-family:Tahoma;panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;} span.EmailStyle17 {font-family:Arial;color:navy;} _filtered {margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {} --> What about Windows/Linux vs. AIX and Solaris….? Ted From: [] On Behalf Of Dan Norris Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:31 AM To:; Cc: ORACLE-L Subject: Re: Same old story, windows vs Linux I agree with Niall--I have seen both platforms perform equally well given the right parameters. For me, though, one of the biggest considerations would be to evaluate where your system admin's skills are. If your organization has equal skills in both windows and linux, then I guess this factor won't matter much. However, if you're in a windows shop with no command-line OSes in the data center, then you may not be well-equipped to install, configure, and, perhaps most importantly of all, tune a linux system. Same argument can be made swapping the OSes as well. Just a thought--the "best" platform for your environment will often be the one that you know how to run the best. Dan

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