RE: Best flavor of Linux to use?

From: Howard Latham <>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 10:36:54 -0800
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Yes the 64 bit option which used to be a worry is now as the Americans say a non cerebellum

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From: Wayne Smith
Sent: 23/12/2011 17:46
Subject: Re: Best flavor of Linux to use? I'm pretty sure that the "best flavor" for you is something you should evaluate and decide for yourself.
An easy answer is the latest supported version of OEL.

For my shop, RHEL 6 is the right answer, but that's not something I would recommend to anyone else!

The 32<-->64 is easy ... 64-bit. There is a one-time additional step when upgrading your databases, so prepare for it (It's well documented on MOS .. one place to start is "*Changing between 32-bit and 64-bit Word Sizes [ID 62290.1]"*). Even though your OS and Oracle home are 64-bit, be aware that some OS packages must also have their 32-bit version installed.

Cheers, Wayne
Wayne T Smith - - UMS-ITS-S&O -

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On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Laurent, Vincent <>wrote:

> Anyone have recommendation for a flavor of Linux to use when installing
> 11g? Should I go with 32 or 64bit? I have a bare VM system I have been
> given to use as a test base and need to pick an OS.
> Thanks!
> Vince
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