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Re: Oracle 10gR2 on Vista

From: Charles Hooper <>
Date: 18 Mar 2007 08:06:53 -0700
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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.
> Did I mention it is glacially slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww?
> --
> Daniel A. Morgan
> University of Washington
> (replace x with u to respond)
> Puget Sound Oracle Users

I have had Oracle Standard Edition installed on a Dell Inspiron 9400 (2.0GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory, 160GB hard drive, 17" screen) runiing Vista Ultimate for a couple weeks. I did not have to run Oracle in compatibility mode, but I did carefully follow the Metalink note ID that I posted a couple weeks ago (specific to Client, but seems to work for DB as well).

Sadly, it takes more than having a new laptop with 2GB of memory to run Vista well. With the aero glass interface, it takes a fairly fast video card to run an Oracle database create script in one window, a HDTV video feed in another, and a game of chess in a third window. I can't compare the speed of the laptop running Oracle with the speed of my server that runs Oracle in production, as the laptop is short on CPU, memory, hard drives, etc.

Charles Hooper
PC Support Specialist
K&M Machine-Fabricating, Inc. Received on Sun Mar 18 2007 - 10:06:53 CDT

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