Re: Recommended Linux for Oracle RAC, Oracle apps, Ias
From: Howard J. Rogers (hjr_at_dizwell.com)
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 20:30:19 +1100
"Howard J. Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Hi all,
> > After numerous hours attempting to get the Suse Personal Edition 8.2
> > OS to work in a normal manner, I am considering another Linux.
> > I am familiar with the Oracle Certification matrix.
> > Yet, I want to ask your experienced opinions.
> > I want to install Linux on a 2.53 ghz processor, dual boot with
> > XP. Then, install Oracle and RAC on top of that, using firewire.
> > At home, for learning purposes.
> > Later on, I want to install Oracle apps, and Oracle application server.
> > On the same kernel.
> > What is a good version of Linux to work with?
> > Criteria:
> > - comes cheap on CDs (No support.)
> > - underlying files are common to most Linux distributions.
> > - OS works properly. ie. permanently set semaphores in minutes.
> > - OS works with firewire
> > - OS works with RAC
> > - has large user community and lots of documentation on the web
> > Will Redhat professional workstation work?
> > How about Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 2.1 Standard ED. Only $210.
> > How about Mandrake? Linux 9.2 is only $7.00 at Linux Central.
> > Is there a place to buy Redhat Enterprise or Advanced
> > server cheap? Or download for free?
> > Sorry for the dumb questions. It's not often I buy another
> > operating system.
> > Thanks a lot
> Actually, SuSe is a very good distribution for Linux.
Sorry, that should have read "for Oracle".