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Using Oracle XE on your Mac (part 1): Debian installation

I choose to use Debian Linux, it’s free and without the graphical user interface it has a very low memory footprint. The rest of this post I will describe how I set up Debian with Sun’s Virtual Box. In the next post I will describe how to install Oracle XE on the Debian server.
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Like I said my goal was to setup a virtual server running Oracle XE so I could access the database from Mac OS. My most important goal was to keep the memory footprint as low as possible (and cheap as possible). So setting up a virtual server running Windows was not an option!

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