I run VirtualBox with Ubuntu. I mount one of my Windows drives to the Ubuntu
image so I can access files. I actually do a lot of development this way. I
have worked this way for years and believe it to provide a huge productivity
advantage. Plenty of resources if you google but make sure you set up Guest
Additions after you install VirtualBox host.
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf
Of Hans Forbrich
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: Ctrl C in SQLPlus exits Windows
On 2019-03-12 2:48 PM, Ram K wrote:
Also considering installing Linux on my PC with perhaps vmware or any free
virtualization software (any pointers?)
I use both VMWare (Workstation and Fusion) and Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows
and MacBook Pros.
Personally I like VirtualBox better for installing Linux VMs on which to try
various things like Oracle DB and tools. It is partly a personal preference -
for what I do, there is not much technical distiction. And part of the
decision is that VirtualBox is open source GPL (no $$$), whereas I seem to get
for-fee upgrade notices on the VMWare annually.
And I use Oracle Linux, in large part because it is also available at no fee
(while being pretty much 100% compatible with RedHat Linux), and comes with a
bunch of extra stuff tailored to installing and running just a smigdge easer
(as compared to the other RH clones, such as Centos). I don't mind not putting
on my sysadmin hat as often. And the fact that Oracle has a free public YUM
site for most s/w updates & security fixes is a huge bonus.