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I am looking to setup Oracle RAC on cheap hardware and was wondering what would be the best bet. This isn't for a production environment but for a lab. I was thinking in terms of 2 Netra T1 with a D1000. The Netra's have two NIC's. One can be used for the interconnect and the second can be used for normal network traffic. The Netra has ultra wide SCSI connectors and the D1000 has Ultra SCSI but I believe that I can get convertors for this. Can anyone make any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
On Jan 18, 9:37 am, Robin T Cox < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote: > On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:24:53 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote: > > New Linux PC costs less than a single Windows Vista license > > Current UK prices from Amazon: > > Home Basic - 79.99 (approx $360) >> Home Premium - 19.99 (approx $440)> > Ultimate - 69.99 (approx $740) The UK pound converts to about $2, but inside the UK has approximately the same purchasing power as $1 inside the US. That applies not only to Microsoft products (as here), but also to food, lodging, and just about everything else I can think of. I base that judgement on having lived in both the UK and the US in the last couple of years. This difference might make sense for locally produced items like food, but it's hard to understand from international corporations, included those based outside both the US and the UK. I found, for example, a Regensberger puzzle priced 20 pounds in the UK, and $20 in the US. Obviously Microsoft gets to convert the pounds it collects into dollars at the 2-to-1 ratio, but as far as I've been able to tell, it's not just them, all the companies do the same thing. I think Apple does it, too. I can't be the only one who's ever noticed this, but it certainly seems to me that UK consumers are getting screwed in many cases, and I've never seen any commentary on it. As for the Euro, it was worth $0.86 just before George Bush took over the American economy. Now it's close to $1.50. I believe the disparity in purchasing power is not as bad as with the pound (obviously it depends on where you are).