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Windows is a family of GUI operating systems produced by Microsoft (MS) Corporation.

Almost all of Oracle's products are available on MS Windows. Microsoft also has a database product called SQL Server that competes with the Oracle database.

Windows versions[edit]

Oracle products are supported on the following Windows versions:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP

Microsoft launched its Windows Server 2008 operating system on 27 February 2008. Oracle released a statement of direction (SOD) [1] indicating that they plan on supporting the Oracle database (planned date 2008 Q2) on the following Windows 2008 editions:

  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V

According to the SOD, Oracle will evaluate support for Hyper-V after Microsoft released it.

A bit of fun[edit]

Some jokingly describes Windows as:

  • 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a
  • 16 bit patch to an
  • 8 bit operating system originally coded for a
  • 4 bit microprocessor, written by a
  • 2 bit company that can't stand
  • 1 bit of competition.

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