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Re: Oracle 10gR2 on Vista

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 11:29:25 -0700
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Maxim Demenko wrote:
> 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

I run Windows XP SP2 and RedHat Linux 4 Update 2 on my T43. Both work well. But telling a student that bought a new laptop for other purposes to trash their operating system for one class is a non-starter. HPUXRAC was just being himself.

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington
(replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sun Mar 18 2007 - 13:29:25 CDT

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