which platform to pick for a scratch self education server

From: Obakesan <pellicleundies_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 06:00:28 GMT
Message-ID: <02cqj.12$aX.3@read4.inet.fi>


well I guess that I'm limited to some flavour of linux, but just incase I thought I'd ask for opinions from the many differing opinions which may lurk out here.

At work in the past I've been on oracle (as a developer) from 7 through to 10g, always on solaris servers. The only oracle box I've set up and developed was on a flavour of linux called "miracal linux"

not wanting to ignore the possiblity of there being advantages to windows server I thought I'd ask here if anyone has any reasons why that might be a better choice.

being economically challenged at the moment, I'm thinking of setting this up on what ever I can get cheap (or free). I might (for example) be able to get an older x31 laptop that died going again. Perhaps (as it has a gig of DDR on it) that might be an acceptable server for running tests on. Might run Apache on it and see if I can get communication going there too.

anyway, I'm leaning towards a linux insto, so any input appreciated


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Chris Eastwood
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