Re: To use Oracle 10g R2 on Linux which distribution?

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:46:37 +0000 (UTC)
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On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:58:46 -0700, Jia Lu wrote:

> Thanks for your answer.
> What about the payment's difference of OEL 5.4 support and RHEL 5.4
> support?
> I think I will use the cheaper one.

My advice is to use Red Hat. If everybody starts going for OEL, it will soon stop being cheap. The price difference in support is big enough to risk Oracle becoming the largest Linux provider. Oracle was cheap while there were alternatives, mainly Sybase, Informix and Ingres. All 3 of those have died, there are very few alternatives. Oracle prices are outrageous. Do not risk that happening with the Linux, go for Red Hat.

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