Re: Anyone use a Mac day to day at work?

  • From: "Rich Jesse" <rjoralist2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:47:37 -0500 (CDT)

Alan writes:

> As a Linux fan boy I'm very sorry to say that Windows make for a better
> platform to support Oracle. There were versions of OEM that weren't
> entirely compatible with latest Firefox Versions (I usually use autoupdates
> so I'm pretty much in the latest "stable" version). There's also the
> question of Toad... I don't know if there's a Mac version (

For better or worse, Toad for Oracle is a Winders product.  Bert Scalzo does
have a blog on running the freeware version under wine, if that's enough:

While I'm not an Apple fan (I loathe being locked in to a single source), I
found it very interesting that the Tom Kyte and Company's Real World
Performance Tour was run from at least a few Macs.  And Roy Swonger's 11g
Upgrade seminar (which was very good) I was at last week was presented on
his Mac as well.

"The faces of Oracle Corporation themselves use Macs in presenting and
demonstrating their own products.  The implication is clearly a direction in
Oracle, and one that we as a customer must embrace."

If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance...



Disclaimer: This BS may backfire in a few years.  :)


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