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Pro Ora cle Database 10g RAC on Linux Installation, Administration, and Performance by Steve Shaw, Julian Dyke

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Chapter 2. Introduction to Linux

Linux is an enterprise-class operating system at the forefront of the development and support of the Oracle database. Linux is available and deployed on a wide range of industry-standard hardware platforms, from notebooks and desktops to the largest and most demanding mission-critical multiprocessor environments. In this chapter, we discuss the background of Linux and Oracle's relationship with Linux, including the Oracle Unbreakable Linux initiative.

History of Linux

A considerable advantage of choosing Oracle over many alternative commercial database environments has always been the wide availability of Oracle on different hardware and operating system environments. This freedom of choice has enabled Oracle's customers ...

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