Redhat and Oracle

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    Redhat and Oracle

    I've installed and used oracle on redhat enterprise. Unfortunately, I now realize redhat is nearly as expensive as XP

    Is substituting a free version of linux a worthwhile idea? Oracle only provides documentation for Redhat, and if you fail to cross one dot on the installation you could be in a world of hurt. Do you think installing oracle on a non Redhat linux would be too much trouble?

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    Oracle supports installations on Red Hat and not other linux distros (that I know of). If you install on a different distro, you lose the support.


    aside: Why are you set on spending so much money? Just because something is expensive, doesn't make it good (the converse also holds, proof is an excersize left for the reader). Get fedora (for free) and PostgreSQL (for free) and your set with enough money left over to buy all the coffee you need to write your apps.

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    Another question: your previous thread has been moved because it was inappropriate for the forum you posted in. Why haven't you learned your lesson?
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    I've worked with oracle installations on Red Hat and found it very interesting. The only reason I don't want to try other free linux versions is because although oracle in Red Hat is very powerful, it is very touchy and one has to rely on the documentation supplied by oracle.

    So if I want to use oracle on linux I'm pretty much stuck with Red Hat ? And the cost of buying redhat?

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    nope, Fedora core is free and.. IT IS RED HAT
    Centos is free and is RED HAT
    I've used oracle on multiple distros, so the red hat only claim they make doesn't hold water.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    That's interesting.
    Someone did mention that Centos is very close to Red Hat. So you actually installed Oracle on Centos?

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    I've installed Oracle onto an LFS box.

    CentOS isn't close to red hat enterprise, it is red hat enterprise. the group releasing CentOS get the sources from Red Hat and change the logos and distro centric documentation wording. every bit of code is Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    CentOS owes it's existance to the "Sources must be made available" clause of the GNU-GPL
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaqui
    nope, Fedora core is free and.. IT IS RED HAT
    Centos is free and is RED HAT
    I've used oracle on multiple distros, so the red hat only claim they make doesn't hold water.
    You can instead it with RedHat 9

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