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I'm looking forward to hosting a personal database server or simply a data recorder. I was thinking of having a laptop to perform this task, running linux. Any information on ...
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    Anyone hosting a database on your mobile linux?


    I'm looking forward to hosting a personal database server or simply a data recorder.
    I was thinking of having a laptop to perform this task, running linux.

    Any information on what laptop should I choose to what distro should I go for would be helpful.
    Let's first think about having all the h/w in 'Working' mode (such as full support for the Video, WLAN, etc). Then move toward the DB part.

    Thanks for all your help, in advance.
    Last edited by sprath; 12-06-2010 at 02:04 AM.

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    I run MySQL, Oracle 11i, and PostgreSQL on my Dell laptop running Ubuntu 9.04 and 10.10. I do have 4GB of RAM and a 64-bit dual core 2.5GHz processor, so it is pretty snappy.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    As for the laptop, where are you located? Check out ZaReason, Inc. :: Laptops, Desktops, Servers, and Peripherals Designed for Ubuntu Linux - they sell only Linux systems (laptops, desktops, and servers), AND they ship international. They are located in Berkeley, California.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I am in India.
    Thanks for the information.
    I've been looking for some information, and it looks like most use Ubuntu.

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    Canonical has done a huge amount of work to make sure Ubuntu works well on today's laptops. Most hardware that you buy will work out-of-the-box. At worst, you may need to install proprietary wireless firmware, but they support that with a simple option in your system administration menu.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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