Re: Oracle on Mac?

From: Breno de Avellar Gomes <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 00:28:29 +0100
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Just a word of caution: PC emulators for Mac (Insignia SoftWindows is the most popular) imposes some limitations on disk and memory usage.

Using a dedicated PC Card (Orange PC) and a dedicated hard disk will overcome these issues.

Dirk Bellemans wrote:

> Ann wrote in message ...
> >I was thinking of taking a course that teaches oracle programming. The
> >problem is I own a Mac and the personal copy of oracle that is
> >distributed in the classroom is compatible with Windows...
> First of all, there are excellent Windows emulators available for Mac, so if
> you have a fast Mac, it is NOT necessary to buy a cheap PC to run Windows
> software. Secondly, there used to be add-in cards for Mac that allow you to
> run a real PC on your Mac. More expensive than a second PC if I recall, but
> it does save desk space.
> >Is there a way around this? Is there an Oracle version I can get that is
> >compatible with the Mac OS?
> Ask your local Oracle sales department, I'd say...
> >If I'm thinking of becomming a programmer of Oracle...should I be getting
> >a Windows machine so that I can work from home? (I do want to work form
> >home!)
> No you don't, but it would be handy. Traditional client/server normally uses
> a Windows client, but thin client Web development uses a browser as a
> client. So if you prefer Internet or Intranet development, there is no need
> whatsoever to get involved with Windows. Furthermore, if you don't use the
> very latest versions of Dev2K, they are fully cross-platform, so you can run
> them on a Unix box. I am not sure whether the latest versions of Dev2K are
> first released for Windows and only later (or not at all) for other
> platforms. Aks the Unix people...
> >Any advise would be appreciated!
> Well, you have three ways to go (incomplete list):
> (1) Internet / intranet development
> (2) Oracle on Unix (you could install Linux or FreeBSD at home).
> (3) Client / server on Windows
> Most of us are on (3), but there is no compelling reason that you should.
> My 0.02 EURO: choose between these two scenarios:
> (a) get a relatively cheap computer, load a free Unix version and use it as
> a (web) server. Even if the client runs Windows, the server runs Unix in
> many shops, so if you have to learn anything, why not Unix? Install a little
> network and voilą, you're a Web consultant...
> (b) buy a fully equipped NT Workstation system
> And to conclude: don't waste your time on Windows 9x. You'd get enerved and
> it won't give you any ROI... Choose NT or Unix. NT is easier, but only
> because you can buy it installed and configured...
> --
> Dirk Bellemans
> Modify email address to reply (use .be instead of .belgium)

Breno de Avellar Gomes
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Received on Mon Aug 16 1999 - 01:28:29 CEST

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