Re: Anyone use a Mac day to day at work?

From: Guillermo Alan Bort <>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:10:13 -0300
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As a Linux fan boy I'm very sorry to say that Windows make for a better platform to support Oracle. There were versions of OEM that weren't entirely compatible with latest Firefox Versions (I usually use autoupdates so I'm pretty much in the latest "stable" version). There's also the question of Toad... I don't know if there's a Mac version ( but I don't think so. And Toad is as far from the rest of the IDEs as Oracle from the rest of the RDBMS... sure, there are niches who think "tora is better" or "sql developer is enough" but in the end TOAD simply has the most features.
Then there's the question of other crappy company software. For instance we use some crappy ticket management system that only works on windows. The same goes for the vpn software (though there is a linux alternative it's far more complicated to set up).

So, going with either Mac or Linux in my case would end requiring virtualization for critical company software, and that is why (since I'm not a designer and Photoshop, Final Cut and Dreamweaver are not the tools I work with) I cannot even justify an exception to get authorization to install linux.

Now, don't take this the wrong way, but are you entirely sure that working on a Mac will be better for you?


On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Dave <> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Just wondering if anyone uses a Mac day to day support Oracle
> environments. I need to put together a justification to get one at work
> and apparently, "Just cause its better" isn't good enough. ;)
> If your using a mac day to day, why did you switch? Are there any
> features that make supporting Oracle or Linux environments easier?
> Thanks!
> --

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