Re: Best flavor of Linux to use?

  • From: Wayne Smith <wts@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Vince_Laurent@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:45:01 -0500

I'm pretty sure that the "best flavor" for you is something you should
evaluate and decide for yourself.
An easy answer is the latest supported version of OEL.

For my shop, RHEL 6 is the right answer, but that's not something I would
recommend to anyone else!

The 32<-->64 is easy ... 64-bit.  There is a one-time additional step when
upgrading your databases, so prepare for it (It's well documented on MOS ..
one place to start is "*Changing between 32-bit and 64-bit Word Sizes [ID
62290.1]"*).   Even though your OS and Oracle home are 64-bit, be aware
that some OS packages must also have their 32-bit version installed.

Cheers, Wayne
Wayne T Smith - wts@xxxxxxxxx - UMS-ITS-S&O -

   - Dunbar's Law: Software efficiency halves every 18 months thus
   compensating for Moore's Law. -- Norm Dunbar

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Laurent, Vincent
<Vince_Laurent@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Anyone have recommendation for a flavor of Linux to use when installing
> 11g?  Should I go with 32 or 64bit? I have a bare VM system I have been
> given to use as a test base and need to pick an OS.
>
> Thanks!
> Vince
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