Re: which platform to pick for a scratch self education server

From: gazzag <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 03:15:54 -0800 (PST)
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On 6 Feb, 06:00, (Obakesan) wrote:
> Hi
> 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
> thanks
> See Ya
> (when bandwidth gets better ;-)
> Chris Eastwood
> Photographer, Programmer              
> Motorcyclist and dingbat
> please remove undies for reply

Have you heard of Red Hat Enterprise Linux from Oracle?

HTH -g Received on Wed Feb 06 2008 - 05:15:54 CST

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