Creating a windows 7 self updating hardware independent image
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Proper distribution of files can improve database performance dramatically by distributing the I/O during file access.
You can distribute I/O in several ways when you install Oracle software and create your database.
Other operating systems such as Linux may run, but are not officially supported, and Microsoft does not provide the necessary "Virtual Machine Additions" (which include essential drivers) for Linux.