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Old 12-27-2010, 03:21 AM   #1
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Which Linux version is compatible with my hardware?


Hi,
Can anyone please help???

Which Linux/Unix version is compatible with my laptop's hardware?

my machine specs are as follows:
Laptop: IBM's Lenovo Thinkpad edge 14
Processor: Intel Core i5 M450 @ 2.4 GHz
Ram: 4.00GB

I have to install Oracle Fusion Middleware; which includes:

Database: Oracle 10gXE
Server: WebLogic 10.1.x (may be even higher)
Administration Server
Managed SOA and BAM server
Tool: Oracle J-Developer Toolkit.

Also please note that I'm running win7 32 bit on the same laptop

Thanks a million.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 03:37 AM   #2
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All of them.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 03:39 AM   #3
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Any, but I'd go with peppermint
 
Old 12-27-2010, 03:41 AM   #4
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Any, but I'd go with peppermint
What would be the use of a cloud-centric OS, if the OP wants to setup some heavy databases and webservers on it?


I would go for one of the more stable ones, like Debian, CentOS, Slackware, ...
Best would be to get a Live-CD of these OSs and try them with your hardware.

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:04 AM   #5
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Thanks a bunch for all the responses.

But I do have some issues with my machine when i tried to install the Oracle fusion middle ware, as the OS is Win7 32 bit it was not detecting/using the complete RAM the most it was using was 2.43 GB so I was experiencing resource constrains....

so my main concern here is will Fedora-Linux be able to detect and use the whole RAM?

please help!!!

ur help is much appreciated....
 
Old 12-27-2010, 04:06 AM   #6
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It will, if you either use the 64 bit version (will help in Windows, too) or the 32 bit version with PAE-enabled kernel.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 04:10 AM   #7
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Ice is cloud-based, One is stable and quick. With lots of RAM, it should be a breeze manipulating databases.
Esp. on a laptop. HOW is how it works.
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EDIT: a BMW X3 is described as a SUV; does that mean that is all I can use it as?
Have you, personally tried peppermint, TobiSGD?

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Old 12-27-2010, 05:11 AM   #8
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Ice is cloud-based, One is stable and quick. With lots of RAM, it should be a breeze manipulating databases.
Esp. on a laptop. HOW is how it works.
Direct at the Download-Button for One:
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Peppermint is a Linux based Operating System that is Cloud / Web Application Centric
 
Old 12-27-2010, 09:53 AM   #9
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You might like to look at this
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Instal...e_14%22_(Intel)
 
Old 12-29-2010, 03:36 AM   #10
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thank you all for the replies. I have installed RHEL4 on my machine. still getting to know, since i'm a newbie.

there are couple of things i wld like to ask:

is there a display driver tht i shld install separately as the display is not that good?

can i connect to the wireless LAN network? if yes, how do i connect to it? do i have to install a driver???


appreciate your help,

thanks a million!!!

sh
 
Old 12-29-2010, 11:40 AM   #11
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Thanks a bunch for all the responses.

But I do have some issues with my machine when i tried to install the Oracle fusion middle ware, as the OS is Win7 32 bit it was not detecting/using the complete RAM the most it was using was 2.43 GB so I was experiencing resource constrains....

so my main concern here is will Fedora-Linux be able to detect and use the whole RAM?

please help!!!

ur help is much appreciated....
not sure; have you tried the fedora live-usb ?
 
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@TobiSGD
EDIT: a BMW X3 is described as a SUV; does that mean that is all I can use it as?
Have you, personally tried peppermint, TobiSGD?
No, I have not, I am not a fan of cloud based systems. But to use your analogy, you are saying to him that he should use your Ferrari to move furniture, where a van would simply be better?
 
  


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