Re: Oracle 7.3.4 + SCO OpenServer 5.0.4 : Good idea?

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:30:18 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:40:22 -0800, richard.rankin wrote:

> What do you mean by "have"? You can't have an existing support contract
> so at most you paid for Oracle once upon a time. Since you are
> considering acquiring SCO to run Oracle I assume you are not currently
> running your Oracle database on SCO. From that I conclude that the
> version of Oracle you "already have" is not Oracle for SCO. Since the
> Oracle RDBMS code is platform specific, the version you have will not
> run on SCO. I don't know what you are running it on but it is not SCO so
> unless you've had Oracle 7 for SCO in a closet for 10 years and not
> running a different version of Oracle on a different OS, I fail to see
> any reason to buy SCO unless you want to throw some money away in which
> case you should simply send the money to me. The alternative would be to
> buy SCO and a version of Oracle which which will run on it. Additionally
> you may have to purchase hardware to run it on unless both SCO and
> Oracle 7 for SCO will run on current hardware, which I doubt and you
> certainly won't be able to get any support should you have problems
> running Pentium software on a quad-core Xeon. Perhaps you have legacy
> hardware in the closet with the Oracle for SCO neither of which you are
> you using. Rather than buying SCO Unix for your copy of Oracle all of
> which will likely be incompatible, perhaps you should consider getting
> Linux for free or nearly free and spend your money on a supported
> version of Oracle for Linux and get an inexpensive Intel box to run it
> on. Perhaps there is some clarification you can provide which will alter
> my reasoning. Or Mladen can find a flaw in my reasoning.

Richard, the post you're replying to is from 1999.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Mon Dec 15 2014 - 02:30:18 CET

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