Re: why no native Oracle XE 11g for Mac OS X?

  • From: Hans Forbrich <fuzzy.graybeard@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:31:36 -0600

VirtualBox (free from - an Oracle 'company')
VMWare Fusion (for fee from

Allows you to test, develop and totally destroy your environment - 
inside your MacBook - without affecting your MacBook.

Worth considering.

On 17/09/2011 11:14 AM, Fernando José Andrade wrote:
> I guess for using it with jdeveloper for testing/developing SOA, BPEL,etc it
> will be a nice thing, since mabooks are selling quite well.
> I heard that more and more Oracle employees are using macbooks and since
> it's not an laptop option in-company they buy em for themselves.
> One friend that works inside Oracle said that it's also a configuration
> portal for macbooks so they get all the corporate stuff configured, and it
> was not build by a corporate order but by employee initiative.
> If XE is a desktop oriented versión it should be a version for a well
> selling OS.
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Tim Hall<tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>> And exactly how many customers pick OS X when considering a new server?
>> Answer: Nobody... It is such an marginal OS on the server it doesn't even
>> count.
>> I'm not being narky, but would you seriously waste money porting to an
>> OS nobody is going to use? If they think it's worth canning support
>> for all those Superdome servers out there, I can't see a sudden rush
>> to support OS X. :)
>> Cheers
>> Tim...
>> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Sven Aluoor<aluoor@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Tim Hall<tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>>> Oracle produces server software. With that in mind, do you think OS X
>>>> warrants any attention from Oracle? When they release a new server
>>>> product, should OS X be on their list of platforms to care about? I
>>>> wouldn't waste my time and money on it, and typically they don't
>>>> either.
>>> There is a server version of Lion, which includes PostgreSQL.
>> --


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