Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ubuntu: The Jaunty Jackalope

I think I'm manic or something. Perhaps it was just saying it out loud finally. Or maybe it was just that time of...well, you know where I was going with that.

Though it is 2 AM EST...still can't sleep.

So I finally made the jump from Windows to Linux. I had been using the dual boot option since January. We (read: I) had to get a new computer because my 7 year old Dell 4300 wasn't quite cutting it anymore. Last year I bought I nice Dell XPS with 3 GB of memory...I could use that one. So I went searching for a laptop for wifey. I now "own" the XPS so I can actually run Oracle and other such memory intensive software.

At COLLABORATE 09, I didn't use Windows at all. Ubuntu seemed to boot quicker and I wanted to be cool at the conference. :)

The last couple of weeks I finally got around to removing Windows completely. Since I purchased Vista Ultimate, I wanted to keep some of the cool Media Center functionality (that I never use) because I paid for. I'm convinced now there is a Linux derivative. If I needed it, I could just run it in VirtualBox or some other virtual machine right? Right.

When I first booted up Windows Vista Ultimate, I checked memory consumption and it was a tad over 1 GB. Really? I haven't even installed my virus stuff yet (avast!). Thankfully I got 3 GB of it.

What's the point of all this?

And here's a snapshot of the resources consumed:

Eight percent? Nice. Now I just have to figure out how to install Oracle (the Database) and all is right in the world.

1 comment:

Aman.... said...

That's cool. I got a desktop with 4gig of RAM , with 10g, 11g both installed and you can't even tell that there is oralce installed over it, OEL 4. And I got a laptop with 2gig of RAM, 11g , you would immediately know when oracle is in the town! Linux, pretty cool! And as I just am doing a program for Sys admins using Linux, I am getting to know more cool stuff about it.

I shall like to own one MAC box though, heard a lot about it(read a blog just yesterday praising it alot). So got high hopes from it.Let's see when that happens!

Happy installing Oracle, use HJR's Doris and Tim's note, you don't need anything else to get oracle working on linux!