Re: Certification matrix for Windows 7

From: Arne Ortlinghaus <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 08:55:50 +0100
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Hi Joel,

you are right.

Only for me there were real differences when Windows Vista and Windows 2008 were introduced because there were happening errors in different parts of Oracle and we had to wait for new releases. Now with Windows 7 I am glad that nearly everything that works on Vista also works on Windows 7.

It is a bit disappointing that Oracle is always so late with new Windows versions but actually it is not so urgent as it was with Vista and Windows 2008.

Arne Ortlinghause

"joel garry" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag On Jan 13, 11:08 pm, "Arne Ortlinghaus" <> wrote:
> Until now we did not have any problems on Windows 7 for Oracle products
> that
> are certified for Windows 2008/Vista although the "prerequisites" in the
> installer show failures. So I would say that it is not so necessary to
> wait
> for certified products.

Depends on the meaning of "necessary."

To me, support is "necessary," because it will always go to hell. Not that support will necessarily get you out. But is surely helps to get patches, and there can be a whole lot of work when you run into things that are broke, and you don't know where the cause is. The prerequisite checks could surely be better, but at least for production work, I believe all complaints from the db should be resolved.

For playing around, hey, do what you want. But even for that, if you have control over your environment, why ask for extra work?

I was going to joke around about Mladen and Frank's responses, but the Windows mind-set of over-estimating how plugable software parts are is reasonable to abuse.
(The joke I held back because I didn't want to offend people in the .pl domain who mightn't get it: "What's wrong guys, don't you like .pl extensions?" .pl is a common extension for perl command filenames, of course.)


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