Actually, this first look is actually a look into the future!
Written by Joe Pluta
In the previous article, I showed you how to create a fully functional, working DB2 environment on your PC for no cost. It's a little unusual for many of us: DB2 10.1 running on a Linux appliance inside of Oracle VirtualBox! Our familiarity with PCs may not extend much past Windows, but I've created an environment that seems about as foreign to the IBM midrange as it can get. Yet this odd little environment running in a little Linux bubble on my desktop has one really powerful capability: it can show me the future!