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Re: Linux on Sun-intel or Dell-intel?

From: <thelfter_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 17:52:29 -0000
Message-ID: <1194025949.563043.269380@57g2000hsv.googlegroups.com>


On Oct 30, 2:53 am, joel garry <joel-ga..._at_home.com> wrote:
> On Oct 29, 8:28 am, DA Morgan <damor..._at_psoug.org> wrote:
>
>
>
> > joel garry wrote:
> > > DA Morgan said:
>
> > >> But why purchase a license for something you are just going to throw
> > >> away? Buy without a hard disk and install your own.
>
> > > Cheaper than doing it myself, since it would cut into billable hours.
> > > I hate giving MS money on principle, though. In the end, it's not
> > > really getting thrown away, since I will need to use it to interface
> > > with things outside my control - customers, wife's students, school
> > > and other stuff, kids school.
>
> > > jg
> > > --
> > > @home.com is bogus.
> > > Kid's school:http://vipers.blackboard.com/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp
> > > Yeah, so far I haven't found any browser requirements.
>
> Few minutes after I posted that, found it runs ms-sql on the backend,
> doesn't support Konqueror, plenty of known bugs with firefox.
>
>
>
> > An Oracle Linux install takes about 20 minutes from CDs: Add another
> > 10-15 minutes to install a hard disk. Unless your billing rate is
> > incredibly high ... you are not saving money by giving it to Microsoft.
>
> It's not so much my rate, as the extra hours running back and forth
> because the rails are wrong :-O
> Seriously, first time you do anything hardware-wise takes much
> longer, then you still might have to pay someone else to fix it if you
> don't know a lot about it, not to mention warranty/return issues. Why
> bother when the vendor must take responsibility? And what about the
> other apps that are Windows only - factor in the time to figure out
> how to make them work. What will work on the train wifi?
>
> Like if you want to figure out the electrical problems on your Jag.
> Mechanics charge the book rate, and maybe do it faster, it will take
> you a lot longer. And it may be impossible for anyone.
>
> The more I hear, the less I want to even try Vista with one of these
> 1G laptops. At least I have some clue with XP. And I can see I'll be
> spending over $1K, maybe over $2K, for mine anyways, dammit. Why
> hasn't that changed in 20 years?
>
> jg
> --
> @home.com is bogus.
> Beer prices climbing! http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071029/news_1b29beer.html

I've run Oracle 10gR2 RAC on Sun X4100 and Sun X4200 (amd opteron) servers running RedHat Enterprise Linux with no trouble. Received on Fri Nov 02 2007 - 12:52:29 CDT

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