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what are UNIX and Oracle

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by pj, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. pj

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    Guys can someone explain to me just what exactly UNIX and Oracle are?
    From what I understand UNIX seems to like a 'DOS' operating system and Oracle is like a large database os.
    Is this right or am i thick?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Oracle and UNIX

    Other peeps should give a normal explanation rather than a lazy one...
     
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Oracle

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    Google / wikipedia are your friends. 8)


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  4. zimbo
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    Unix is an operating system much like linux - solaris and FreeBSB and NetBSD are the popular flavours.

    Oracle is a database Management System
     
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  5. zimbo
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    where did you 2 come from??? :blink
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    from the same place as every one else.....

























    .....the punani!
     
  7. zimbo
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    LMAO:biggrin
     
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  8. hbroomhall

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    Just a small point - IMHO Linux is a variant of Unix.

    (Ignoring for the moment that the name 'Unix' has been through a number of owners and it legaly has meant different things at various times.)

    Harry.
     
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  9. twizzle

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    If im right......

    Unix is the original OS from what Linux was derived. It could be considered the Grandaddy of most modern day OS's.

    And its still in use today by a lot of companies as file servers.

    As for Oracle wasnt that something along the lines of teletex???
     
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  10. hbroomhall

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    There *was* an 'Oracle' like that - it was the ITV teletext service (The BBC one was Ceefax). However - in context I suspect that the one wanted here is the huge RDBMS marketed by the Oracle company.

    Harry.
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Can't believe nobody gave this definition: link

    :p
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Oracle is quite expensive..

    :eek:
     
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  13. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    True.

    However - it is possible to get a 'personal edition' of Oracle for free.

    Harry.
     
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  14. Sandy

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    Dare I say it

    "You are being thick"

    UNIX is the GRAND DADDY of all operating sytems - from it flowed DOS, WINDOWS, APPLE, NOVEL and its child LINIX.

    Oracle is a BIG database some think good some think OK.
     

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