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Re: Oracle 10gR2 on Vista

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 11:27:02 -0700
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hpuxrac wrote:

> 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 teach Oracle ... not Linux installation. And the only laptop I've ever seen running Solaris (in the last 3 years) was a Mac and I know you'd not want to associate with one of those. <g>

Perhaps you would like to relocate out here and teach the Linux class. I'd be happy to recommend you for the job.

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington
(replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sun Mar 18 2007 - 13:27:02 CDT

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