Monday, February 11, 2008

Open Source, Performance, NFS

Open Source

Open Source, while not necessarily free (a lot of programs offer paid support, for instance), is definitely a viable alternative for many businesses and individuals. The most glaring example for me is Photoshop, an application often victimized by pirating because it is just plain expensive. I use The Gimp for what little graphic editing I do. I make a tiny scrape in the top surface of the layer upon layer of Gimp features. This link has a list of 50 open source alternatives to commercial software and OS.


H.Tonguç YILMAZ has a brief but very content-rich second installment of his series on the Performance Tuning Protocol.

New Blog from Cary Millsap

Cary Millsap, one of the pillars of Oracle performance optimization, now has a blog.


Kevin Closson gets positively passionate about the subject of Oracle and NFS support, dropping dozens of useful links along the way for folks interested in Oracle, RAC, NFS, etc. in this article.

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