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Captain Support and Windows 8…

Captain Support was getting pretty sick of supporting the crappy old laptops his brother and mother were using, so he selfishly bought them 2 shiny new laptops to make his own life easier. The only slight flaw in the plan was they came with Windows 8. Although Captain Support had some previous experience of Windows 8 [...]




Oracle 12cR1 RAC Installation on Windows 2012 Using VirtualBox…

After having a play with Oracle 12c on Windows 8, I decided to give Windows Server 2012 a go. Here is the resulting virtual RAC installation. Oracle Database 12c Release 1 RAC On Windows 2012 Using VirtualBox As you would expect, much of the process is pretty similar to the 11gR2 RAC installation on Windows [...]




Windows PowerShell…

Followers of the blog know I’m a Linux fan, but over the weekend I needed to fix some stuff on a Windows server at work and I took my first tentative steps into the world of Windows PowerShell. It was very much a case of “scripting by Google”, but I managed to get the job [...]




UltraEdit v19 for Windows

For all those folks who are forced to use Windows, you might be interested to know UltraEdit v19 has just been released. You can check out the new features here. The latest version for Mac/Linux is still 3.3, so maybe we are due a new version there too? Cheers Tim…




Oracle WebLogic and Forms Installation on Windows (32-bit)…

At least one of the apps at work will be moving to Forms 11gR2, so I thought I better do a run through of the desktop developer installation before someone asks me how it is done. Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.5) Installation on Windows (32-bit) Oracle Forms and Reports 11gR2 Installation on Windows (32-bit) Our [...]




Windows: The easy option for Oracle…

I mentioned this when I blogged about my 11gR2 Virtual RAC install on Windows 2008. It came up in a conversation with Niall Litchfield at UKOUG 2011 and I’m reminded of it again today, after doing an 11gR2 install on Windows XP to double-check my answer to a question. Oracle database installs on Windows are [...]




Windows 8.. I just don’t get it…

First the caveats: Remember I said Apple iPad… I just don’t get it… Then promptly went out an bought one. I now use it most days for surfing and checking my emails from bed. Windows 8 is pre-beta, so hopefully a lot will change between now and then. I totally understand the concept of the [...]




Windows Vista gets a new theme called Windows 7…

Let’s see: The install seems no better than Vista. The usage doesn’t seem much different to Vista. Doesn’t seem any faster than Vista. It does look a little different to Vista though. OK. Now I see. Vista is getting lots of bad press, so let’s put on a new theme and install IE8 by default [...]




Oracle 11g RAC on Windows…

I guess you would have to be in a coma to not notice that Oracle 11g is now out for Windows 32-bit. To celebrate this release I’ve done an 11g RAC on Windows 2003 article, which is an update of my 10g RAC on Windows 2003 article. With both installations, if you get the networking [...]




Vista is dead. Long live CentOS…

I’ve been using Vista on my Laptop for a few months, and I’ve tried hard to like it, but the truth is it annoys the hell out of me. This weekend I wiped off all traces of Vista and installed CentOS 5 (x86_64). At last some calm has returned to my world. There will be [...]