Re: 11gR1 on MacOSX

From: Dan Norris <>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:59:13 -0500
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Personally, I have never installed databases on my laptop (back in my Windows days or today on my Mac). I always install inside a VM (usually a Linux guest). I have used the instant client on MacOS with success. It is downloadable from


On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Dba DBA <>wrote:

> I think oracle stopped developing the database on Macintosh. I have a mac
> laptop. Apple does not document how to code on its OS so it goes out of its
> way to make it hard for developers to make applications. There is a good
> google video about the vmware team and how hard it was to make vmware on the
> macintosh. Apple is a proprietary software and hardware company. They see
> mac developers as competitors so they want to produce most of the software
> for the mac.
> I think there was a dispute between Oracle and Apple about something or
> other and oracle either discontinued developing on the mac or there is some
> kind of delay.
> mac is not as big of a deal as the mac whackos make it out to be.
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Robert Freeman <
> > wrote:
>> So... I'm the proud owner of a slightly used MacBook (Intel). I know
>> virtually nothing about OS X or MAC's, so it's a learning experience. I see
>> that Oracle 10g is available for OSX but I'm not seeing anything for 11g. Am
>> I just stuck with using 10g or does someone out there have some insight for
>> me on how I can install 11g on my MAC?
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