[CentOS] any significant differences between centos and OEL?
geoff at galitz.org
Tue Jan 26 11:24:14 UTC 2010
> > CentOS support, so we don't impact RH's business. Oracle on the
> > other hand DOES offer paid support, which impacts RH's business, and
> > I don't see any substantive attempts by oracle to give anything back
> > to the community at large.
Just to be fair to Oracle on this count, they do give to the community:
- Free OS: OEL
- Free databases (no cost): Oracle XE
- Free cluster/parallel filesystems: OCFS2
- And quite a bit more... all available at oss.oracle.com
In terms of OEL, the technical details all revolve around a RH based Linux
that can run Oracle with pre-tuned parameters (memory settings, disk buffers
and so on).
They also support other OS distributions including Debian (*) and Solaris.
* DISCLAIMER: I have customers (and therefore a business relationship with
Oracle) that run Oracle XE on Debian Lenny.
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