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Old 02-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Help choose best linux distro for oracle 11g


Hi,

I am a newbie to Linux. I have used it before and do not have much knowledge on disk partitions and etc. I have a project to do with a linux distro along with Oracle 11g DB.

Please help me to select a best linux distro for this purpose.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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If you're in bed with Oracle already, Oracle Linux would be the way to go really, but that's fundamentally identical to CentOS which is a perfectly suitable free alternative.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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CentOS ( MySQL is used by default)
BUT ( and it is a big one)

Oracle extensively customizes there own rebuild of RHEL to run there 11g DataBase
very fast and efficiently .

so to get the best performance from the 11g DB you bought ,I would use the OS they provide

CentOS 6.3 already has MySQL and most likely it will be installed by default .
 
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CentOS
 
Old 02-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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If you don't mind paying the $119 (I think) licensing fee, Oracle would be the way to go, it would run an Oracle database much faster. Oracle makes two Linux kernels, I believe, one is RHEL-compliant, one is customized (their "Unbreakable" Linux). If I'm correct, you don't have to pay anything to download and install it, but you won't be able to access their repositories unless you do. If you're not interested in all that, CentOS would probably be the way to go.
 
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the information provided. I would like to go with Oracle enterprise linux, as it is one of the certified distribution for Oracle 11g. Thoughts?
 
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If you can afford the certified distribution for Oracle 11g, then by all means do so, else...
 
Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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Hi Habitual,

I presume Oracle enterprise linux distro is free source. Isn't it?
 
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no, I think it's free for oracle subscribers though.
 
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