On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:28 AM, <telmn...@757.org> wrote: > >> That whoever wrote that post is very closed minded, has no problem >> condemning something prior to investigation, and perhaps wears a pair of >> glasses that only come in one shade. > > Oracle is an expensive business application that is expected to be VERY > reliable. It's expected to have a high end support infrastructure behind it. > > This is why they limit the number of operating systems to a very specific > few, that are backed by companies with a reputation. I'm not vouching for > them, but most businesses aren't looking to plunk down $50,000 or $100,000 > for a database product for their mission critical application, and run it on > something that lacks a commercial support infrastructure behind it. > > RedHat is the only reason linux has gotten as far as it has in the heavy > business and gov't world. > >> I completely and utterly disagree with the claims made in that post. >> I've been using FreeBSD for nearly 10 years, and I vouch for the fact >> that FreeBSD has made huge strides during that time. Not only is the OS >> mature, but so are the people who write it, maintain it, and advocate it. > > While it has, it's still lagging. I can't even get a decent shell from the > FreeBSD install CD or boot CD. If the installer fails at getting the first > package, after you re-enter the information to try again, it seems to pick > up on package #2, skipping the first, which is probably the kernel. I took a > hiatus(sp) from FreeBSD and when I came back after spending a bunch of time > in the Linux world, I noticed some pretty sore things. > > I'm not hating on BSD, I'm still kind of meh about Linux, but I can see why > companies do what they do. A small firm webhosting stuff with MySQL is one > thing. Large corporations running mission critical databases is another. > > I assume Oracle goes through heavy lengths to certify their product on the > few OSes they officially support. Probably Solaris, Redhat and their own > Linux distro. This is a huge deal to them. > > Think of it as an appliance. If you hate Linux, help Solaris. Run your > oracle on your Solaris system, and hit it from your FreeBSD system. > > I'd be willing to bet there is little to no commercial demand for Oracle on > FreeBSD. Heck, look at all the SGI went through with Oracle, and the rumors > were that Oracle ran faster than any other platform on IRIX for a while. > Oracle wouldn't release it, maybe becuase Ellison and McNealy are BFF or > something. >
...and this, of course, brings us to the purchase of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. Expect Oracle to put a lot of emphasis on Solaris in the future. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"