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Re: Oracle 10gR2 on Vista

From: Maxim Demenko <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 15:41:24 +0100
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hpuxrac schrieb:

> On Mar 17, 6:16 pm, DA Morgan <> wrote:

>> Given that I teach at a university it was inevitable. One of my
>> students bought a new laptop and due to the monopolistic practices
>> of Microsoft had no option to get XP and ended up with Vista.
>> Well to make a long, and ugly, story short I was able to beat Vista
>> into submission and have posted the steps in Morgan's Library under
>> Microsoft Vista Enterprise and Oracle.
>> For those not wishing to go there here is what I discovered on a
>> brand new IBM ThinkPad T60 with 2GB RAM.
>> 1. It is glacially slow
>> 2. There are more dialog boxes then grains of sand on the beach
>> 3. It isn't 1/10th the operating system Apple had two years ago
>> 4. It eats CPU like a starving hyena eats mice?
>> 5. Given the choice between using Vista with Oracle or getting
>> a papercut I'd take the papercut.
>> But for those similarly victimized by their hardware vendor ...
>> it is posted, it works, and I do not know the implications with
>> respect to security, stability, scalability, or anything else.
> Your students apparently haven't been taught how to install solaris or
> linux?
> Not surprised I guess.

I don't think, you remark is to the point simply due to the fact that to install some of the linux distros (which should in addition be capable to run Oracle without to spend hours/days/weeks to find missing shared libraries and fix java runtime errors) on a notebook and on an ordinary intel PC is a big difference ( the same is true for solaris in more extent). Many of notebooks are not dedicated only to be Oracle server, but people used to run on them all other sort of software, which may depend on proprietary graphic driver,wifi or some other stuff. I tried in turn opensuse,ubuntu and mere times fedora core 6 to get running on my 2 years old Sony Vaio till i got a stable system with almost all hardware components working properly. It took about 2 weekends. I am sure, if i'll start with one another distribution with completely other notebook model - i'll start from the beginning - nothing (or very little ) from previous expirience will be of use. I think, it is not worth to learn all that chips,manufacrurers and dependencies - my life is too short. It is of course strictly my opinion, but i think, on the notebook, the most appropriate solution is to use Windows and some kind of virtualization + Linux/Solaris for Oracle server (my favorite is coLinux) - on this manner one get most of the hardware working(with little/no efforts) + the comfortable working environment.

Best regards

Maxim Received on Sun Mar 18 2007 - 09:41:24 CDT

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