Re: oracle + linux/bsd

From: Pól <>
Date: 10 Apr 2012 21:29:19 +0100
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On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:27:02 +0200, Robert Klemme wrote:

>> You can run a Linux emulation layer which allows you to run any Linux
>> executable on *BSD - but they cater to different markets - *BSD is a
>> workhorse server for lots of functionality, but not for Oracle and the
>> like...

> I don't understand what you mean by that.  How do you differentiate "a
> workhorse server for lots of functionality" from Linux or from a system
> which is capable of running Oracle databases?

The *BSD's are (or would be), of course, more than capable of running Oracle *if* Oracle chose to certify them.

What I meant about "workhorse server" is that the *BSD's have taken on the role of "invisible workhorse of the internet". Basically the *BSD's got "screwed" by the licencing disputes in the midto  late-90's - Linux had the momentum - Torvalds himself has said that he wouldn't have bothered to develop Linux if BSD had been available.

Another example of superior technology being beaten by bad luck...


> robert Received on Tue Apr 10 2012 - 15:29:19 CDT

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