Re: oracle + linux/bsd

From: joel garry <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:25:41 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 10, 1:29 pm, Pól
<> wrote:
> 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 mid-
> to 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...
> Paul...

> >    robert

Or was it?

(I was looking for statistics on what proportion of servers ran BSD, having some vague memory that lots of routers did, but once I saw that suicide note I had to give a hat tip. An argument could be made that with so much Apple stuff derived from BSD, it's the lightweight clients that rule the BSD world. Wikipedia has several lists of things based on BSD.)


-- is bogus.
Received on Tue Apr 10 2012 - 16:25:41 CDT

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