RE: Microsoft Windows, will rule in the next 8 years in the marke t

  • From: "Goulet, Dick" <DGoulet@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <davidsharples@xxxxxxxxx>, <Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 13:16:26 -0500


        Well I'll give on that part, an OS is just a tool & yes you
should use what your most comfortable with or what is at hand.  My
preference is for Linux of one of the nix flavors.  And no I don't do
things as root or administrator.  No one should unless it's absolutely
necessary.  Tell me, how many times do you see a DBA logon to their
database as SYS?  I'll bet it's more times than it should be.  Here we
dba's use our own personal accounts that have been granted dba access.
Sys gets used mainly to start & stop databases and system is likewise
rarely used.=20

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
Oracle Certified 8i DBA
-----Original Message-----
From: David Sharples [mailto:davidsharples@xxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 12:50 PM
To: Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Microsoft Windows, will rule in the next 8 years in the
marke t

thats a story in bad management, not a good OS.

You know if you leave windows alone and do nothing do it, chances are
it will stay up.

I have never understodd the OS war, its just a tool to do your job.=20
Use what you have an what you feel best working with.  leave others to
do the same

Whats good for you, isn't good for someone else.

PLus i'd also like to see the security model of Linux when you think
it will be on everyone desktops and people want to get into it.  I bet
people will do everything as root if they had it on a desktop, which
is the main reason windows people get done - by running as
administrator all the time

On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 10:12:23 -0500, Goulet, Dick <DGoulet@xxxxxxxx>
> Humm,  Seems I remember reading an article about a company that had
> through some refurbishment of their facilities,  After the
> folks went on their way they made an inventory of the servers that
> had.  There existed one server, Sun OS I do believe, that they could
> on the network, but could not physically find.  One of the hapless
> folks was assigned the task of hand tracing the network cable from the
> network switch to the server in an effort to locate it.  He found the
> server boarded up in an old closet that had been sheet rocked over
> covered in a good inch of dust.  Apparently the server had been there
> for years without a reboot, patch, or any other attention and was
> housing a mission critical application.  The CIO, as I remember, was
> quoted as saying "Good thing it was not running Windows!".

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