Monday, August 08, 2005 - Oracle 10g for Mac OS X - 10g for MacOS

This is for you Oracle DBA's who'd like to try Oracle's 10g database on Mac OS X.

The Oracle database has been around since the 1980's but 2005 marked the year it was ported to OS X. The heart of Oracle 10g is Grid Computing and the Oracle Grid. Oracle Corporation states that the "Oracle Grid runs applications faster than the fastest mainframe". A grid is a framework that enables the sharing of a variety of resources among distributed applications and hardware. The Oracle Grid leverages blade servers and Apple's XServe servers are an ideal platform to deploy an Oracle Grid.

With Oracle's decision to port the Oracle database to OS X, it's a vote of confidence from a major enterprise software vendor.

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MacDailyNews - Once you go Mac you never go back

Once you go Mac you never go back

An article written by a Switcher. A nice quote:

Computerworld: Once you go Mac you never go back; Apple Mac OS X has abundance of software available

Monday, August 01, 2005 - 09:23 AM EST

"Having spent countless hours repairing my family's, friends' and co-workers' computers after the ravages of malware, it occurred to me that there must be a better alternative. With its Unix core, the Mac OS X operating system was very appealing to me,"

"When it comes to raw, out-of-the-box security, the Mac has you covered from the minute you plug it in. Most ports are closed by default, and like Windows XP, OS X comes with a built-in firewall that can be enabled with a few mouse clicks."

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