Living out of Oracle Unbreakable Linux on your laptop!


I started living out of Oracle's Unbreakable Linux for the past 1 month on my official laptop! And I could successfully do it after few tweaks and escapades, had to install and configure a couple of times prior, but finally I could live without going back to my windows after stabilization of the OS. 


Interestingly this forms my first blog after Oracle's takeover of Sun (where I was living out of Open Solaris 11 on my laptop). Except for missing the Office's flexibility(I feel now Libre Office is good enough) and Datacard (Docomo seems to have an option :) ) no major issues, in fact life has become better and faster!  


Thought of sharing few tips which can make your life easier to start with 





  1. For ones who think stbeehive conferencing doesn't work, Java FX has the JNLP launcher which can do all the stuff the installer does on Windows platform. 

  2. Update /etc/hosts.ac file instead of /etc/hosts file since you will be running VPN

  3. "yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall" -- for installing Oracle XE DB 

  4. You need to run "yum"  for few times for utilities like VLC/Movie Player

  5. Install the fonts of Windows onto Linux 

  6. Solaris users need to get used to -- 'ptree' becomes 'pstree' / 'ps -edf' becomes 'ps -aux' -- and more importantly -- in Linux ( '/bin' and '/usr/bin' are not one and the same :) )



For the developer's environment (w.r.t JDev / WLS both on JRocket)  with so many managed servers running simultaneously for projects involving SOA + WC + WCC is much faster on Linux and is manageable. In fact on Windows - 7 running endpoint encryption you can barely start 3 managed servers along with JDev on an 8G laptop (This is on optimistic side BTW) is a nightmare.



You are just good to go, If you get used to it, I think you will not go back to windows!!! In any case try it out its worth trying :)

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Hmm.. I m till now using Skype / Ekiga.. Though didn't try to configure the Official Cisco IP Communicator details out of either of these. I am not too sure whether I am permitted to log in from these :)

Anyways if I tryout that piece I will keep you posted!

Posted by guest on February 09, 2013 at 12:21 PM IST #

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I was part of Sun R&D in Java CAPS and later Glassfish ESB. I moved from R&D to Consulting. I am currently working as a Solution Architect in Oracle Consulting Services (India). I was sharing my experience w.r.t. Java CAPS and other technologies during Sun period. Now in Oracle world I share my experiences with Oracle FMW product line as well as other Oracle Technologies and products.

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