Re: semi-ot laptop that will run oracle, plus work

From: Niall Litchfield <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 07:30:07 +0100
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I suspect that almost any laptop you can buy nowadays will do the job just fine. You are right to be most concerned about ram and disk. If you also want to do work on the machine then i'd recommend using vm for the db. This means you can isolate the machine that is running oracle from the work image. I'd also for preference put the vm on an external disk so that i have a portable collection of oracle installs. For what it's worth i've been running oracle on various work machines since the days when 8i was current.

On 5/18/09, John Smith <> wrote:
> Ok, this is semi-off topic. I need a laptop that will run an Oracle
> database, and at the same time do regular word processing, etc. I am
> looking at the dell xps, which will take 8G ram, and can take a 256G SSD
> drive. I need to run Oracle to try things out without messing up production
> DB's. Does anyone have input on this, or is it too far off topic?

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Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
Received on Mon May 18 2009 - 01:30:07 CDT

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