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I am about to set up a new machine which will be a dedicated db2 server. The network is Novell, the clients are Windows. Small office with 15 users. Very database-intensive. (A medical office.) I am thinking about putting Linux OS on that machine. I have no experience with Unix, nor anything other than windows. What do others think about risk vs benefits? Considerations are budget, my time, and speed. Thanks to all who respond. Stan...

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    I am about to set up a new machine which will be a dedicated db2
    server. The network is Novell, the clients are Windows. Small office
    with 15 users. Very database-intensive. (A medical office.)

    I am thinking about putting Linux OS on that machine.

    I have no experience with Unix, nor anything other than windows.

    What do others think about risk vs benefits? Considerations are
    budget, my time, and speed.

    Thanks to all who respond.

    Stan
    Stanley Sinclair Guest

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    "Stanley Sinclair" <stanleysinclaircompuserve.com> wrote in message
    news:764f5301.0307231410.390ac0a1posting.google.c om...
    > I am about to set up a new machine which will be a dedicated db2
    > server. The network is Novell, the clients are Windows. Small office
    > with 15 users. Very database-intensive. (A medical office.)
    >
    > I am thinking about putting Linux OS on that machine.
    >
    > I have no experience with Unix, nor anything other than windows.
    >
    > What do others think about risk vs benefits? Considerations are
    > budget, my time, and speed.
    >
    > Thanks to all who respond.
    >
    > Stan
    If you are running a single processor machine, Windows will perform quite
    well. The key is memory and allocation of large buffer pools (but not more
    than available free memory), which I assume you already know.

    Given your lack of experience with Linux or Unix, Windows would be a better
    bet in terms of overall budget, time, and speed.


    Mark A Guest

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    Further to Mark's comments, I would recommend that you try DB2 Express
    on Windows.

    "Mark A" <maswitchboard.net> wrote in message
    news:W2FTa.168$hP.66128news.uswest.net...
    > "Stanley Sinclair" <stanleysinclaircompuserve.com> wrote in message
    > news:764f5301.0307231410.390ac0a1posting.google.c om...
    > > I am about to set up a new machine which will be a dedicated db2
    > > server. The network is Novell, the clients are Windows. Small office
    > > with 15 users. Very database-intensive. (A medical office.)
    > >
    > > I am thinking about putting Linux OS on that machine.
    > >
    > > I have no experience with Unix, nor anything other than windows.
    > >
    > > What do others think about risk vs benefits? Considerations are
    > > budget, my time, and speed.
    > >
    > > Thanks to all who respond.
    > >
    > > Stan
    >
    > If you are running a single processor machine, Windows will perform quite
    > well. The key is memory and allocation of large buffer pools (but not more
    > than available free memory), which I assume you already know.
    >
    > Given your lack of experience with Linux or Unix, Windows would be a
    better
    > bet in terms of overall budget, time, and speed.
    >
    >

    Paul Read Guest

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