Re: ot - laptop for dba

From: John Piwowar <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 10:36:49 -0700
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Hi Claudia,

It *is* possible to have a toy database running natively on a Mac, with the caveat that it's only. You also have the option of running other versions in a virtualized environment, which is mostly pain-free. :-) It can also be cost-free, since Oracle's Virtualbox product is a free download.

FWIW, I've been a Mac-using DBA for 5 years, and I'm very happy with the platform. I'm sure that the last thing the list needs/wants is a Mac/Windows/Linux religious discussion, though, so no prosyletizing from me! ;-)


John P.

(Strange spelling? iPhone's fault. Strange content? Alas, that's all me)

On May 31, 2010, at 10:01 AM, Claudia Zeiler <> wrote:

> Time for a new laptop. Shall I switch to a Mac? I have seen DBA's
> using Macs, but I wonder, do any have a toy database on the Mac?
> How? There is no Oracle certified for Mac that I know of.
> Thanks for any tips.
> -Claudia
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