RE: Having Ubuntu instead of Windows XP for Oracle and for Daily use ? which is best

From: Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini) <"Dunbar,>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:52:59 +0100
Message-ID: <919FC80F27E0C6428106496EDF92A75212B1E69E_at_EXCCLUS05.PRODDS.NTNL>


>> Not sure about Ubuntu & VMWare, but I've found Fedora 14 to
>> be an excellent desktop Linux to run, and VirtualBox runs
>> very nicely on it.

I've had lots of problems, performance wise, getting VMWare to work - granted that was on Windows. I'm now using VirtualBox version 4 (from Oracle) running in OpenSuse as my main desktop.

I'm running Fedora 14, Scientific Enterprise Linux 6.0 (aka RHEL 6), Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0, Windows 7 and windows XP plus Linux Mint 10 in assorted VirtualBox environments. It works. I've got Oracle running in the Oracle Enterprise Linux VM - and it's great because I can shut down the VM, saving the state, and when I fire it up again, the database runs on from where it left off. Brilliant! ;-)

HTH Cheers,

Norman Dunbar
Contract Senior Oracle DBA
Capgemini Database Team (EA)
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